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Start of private carrier rocket Falcon-9 failed.. / March 11, 2010 /

Starting private launcher, heavy-duty Falcon-9 broke, reported on the portal Spaceflight Now. The launch was scheduled for 9 March, 13:30 local time (21:30 Moscow time), but the main engines had not been instituted.

The countdown was stopped for 2 seconds before the scheduled start time engines. According to eyewitnesses, from the nozzle of the rocket appeared orange flame and a cloud of black smoke.

A few hours later developed missiles company SpaceX has released the official press release, which explained what happened on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The document stated that the reason for cancellation of launch failures in the system are pre-launch, which runs the main engines.

Retrying scheduled for March 22, but the company SpaceX noted that the more likely date is April 2010. Writes about this portal Universe Today.

SpaceX, along with another private space company — Orbital Sciences — received from the budget of U.S. $ 500 million to develop the spacecraft, which will carry into orbit the American goods. First flight of space truck Dragon, developed by SpaceX, to be held from May to October 2010. The need for trucks came from States on account of termination of shuttle flights. The last shuttle launch is scheduled for September 2010. Under the new strategy of development of space industry of the U.S. manned spacecraft, which will replace the space shuttle will be created by private companies.

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