Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg Loss of 19.7 Billion Shillings as he was touring Kenya!
A satellite Facebook was to use in Africa — exploded on its pad – during a test Thursday morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. No one was injured.
Witnesses reported seeing a fireball, hearing multiple explosions, feeling shock waves in buildings several miles away at Kennedy Space Center and seeing a plume of smoke rising from Launch Complex 40 just after 9 a.m.
“SpaceX can confirm that 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. “Per standard procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries.”
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that a failure occurred while the rocket was being fueled for a test-firing of its main engines, part of preparations for a planned early Saturday launch of a commercial communications satellite in which Facebook had a stake.
“Originated around upper stage oxygen tank,” Musk said on Twitter. “Cause still unknown.
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“As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent,” Zuckerberg wrote.
The Mark Zuckerberg Loss of 19.7 Billion Shillings comes at a time when hope for free and super internet in Africa was expected to help millions across the world.
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