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USA: Smoke rises from SpaceX rocket following explosion at Cape Canaveral

United States, Cape Canaveral, Florida
September 1, 2016 at 19:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Smoke continued to rise from one of NASA’s Space X rockets at the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida, on Thursday, following an explosion which occurred earlier in the day.

According to witnesses, the shock of the initial blast could be felt miles from the test site and several smaller explosions continued to occur for a few minutes afterwards. A fuelling operation was being carried out when the blast rocked the launch site, but details of the cause have not been established yet.

The rocket was set to carry an Israeli made satellite which was to bring Internet access to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe for 16 years.

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Smoke continued to rise from one of NASA’s Space X rockets at the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida, on Thursday, following an explosion which occurred earlier in the day.

According to witnesses, the shock of the initial blast could be felt miles from the test site and several smaller explosions continued to occur for a few minutes afterwards. A fuelling operation was being carried out when the blast rocked the launch site, but details of the cause have not been established yet.

The rocket was set to carry an Israeli made satellite which was to bring Internet access to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe for 16 years.

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