SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Suffers Test-Firing Failure
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has witnessed a test-firing failure on the pad in Florida.
The test commenced this week at the Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral. In the beginning the flames and black smoke did come out from the bottom of the rocket, but SpaceX denies that the engines were ignited.
SpaceX said, "We counted down to T-2 seconds and aborted on Spin Start. Given that this was our first abort event on this pad, we decided to scrub for the day to get a good look at the rocket before trying again".
SpaceX revealed that the team accounted a problem with the spin start system. The small amount of flames is normal burn off of LOX and kerosene whether the vehicle stays undamaged.
The rocket has been planned to lift extensive payloads into Earth orbit. The company wants to send its Dragon capsule into space using Falcon 9s, in order to either to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA commercial contracts or for some other important tasks.
It is quite possible that in the near future SpaceX may be used to ferry some of the NASA astronauts into orbit. But the first and foremost task is to get the Falcon 9 flying.
The next static fire attempt will be attempted by the firm within a week's duration.