Helium to Blame in SpaceX Explosion

Why the helium system exploded is still undetermined, but that it was a large breach in the helium system is now more or less certain. This is nearby, although unrelated to, the failure that caused the failure of a SpaceX launch last year, which might point towards a larger structural issue in that particular area of the craft (both did involve the Falcon 9’s helium system, although for different reasons). Until such time as the final report is produced, the failure will remain at least partially unknown in origin.


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