Facebook’s Israeli built Satellite was destroyed during Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch test. Colonisation of Africa’s Internet Airspace Slightly Delayed…
In what is no doubt only a small setback for World Supremacy and Elitist Cronyism by Capitalist Supremacists, a Falcon 9 booster rocket, carrying Facebook’s Satellite, exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as tropical storm Hermine bore down on the area.
The Israeli satellite that was to provide Facebook with broadband monopolisation of Africa was lost in the explosion, SpaceX confirmed. Will Putin be blamed for this too?
So why is it OK for politically correct Facebook to colonise Africa with new technology, yet when the previous colonizers brought the wheel to Africa it is deemed conquest and colonisation and described with every nasty politically correct adjective under the sun? how is this different?
“In preparation for today’s static fire, there was an anomaly on the pad, resulting in the loss of the vehicle and its payload,” SpaceX said in a statement Thursday morning.
The blast shook buildings some distance away, according to witnesses who reported it on social media. Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the pad, while secondary explosions continued.
There were no casualties from the explosion, and no threat to the general public, said the US Air Force’s 45th Space Wing, which controls the Cape Canaveral launch station.
Citing NASA security, one source reported that the rocket blew up during “wet dress rehearsal.” This is the type of pre-launch test that uses actual liquid propellant, but may or may not involve the payload, depending on the client’s preference. Clearly someone at Facebook will be regretting the choice.
Brevard County Emergency Management Office said there was no danger to the general public, and said the rocket exploded during a static test firing.
Thursday’s explosion did not involve a reused Falcon 9 booster. SpaceX announced on Tuesday that it would use a recovered rocket to launch a SES communications satellite “later this year,” probably sometime in December.