SpaceX’s next launch was supposed to be on Saturday, September 3, with a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Israeli communications satellite Amos-6 into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). The satellite would have provided broadband internet coverage to sub-Saharan Africa, as part of an initiative spearheaded by Facebook reports RT.
SpaceX statement on Twitter: “SpaceX can confirm that in preparation for today’s standard pre-launch static fire test, there was an anomaly on the pad resulting in the loss of the vehicle and its payload."
"Per standard procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries.”
The first video shows the fast moving object coming in from the right side of the screen.
The second video shows the moment the SpaceX rocket explodes.