An explosion occurred during a test of a SpaceX Merlin engine on Saturday (Nov. 4) at the company’s test facility in McGregor, Texas, according to a statement obtained by Space.com.
“No one was injured and all safety protocols were followed during the time of this incident,” according to the statement. “We are now conducting a thorough and fully transparent investigation of the root cause.”
The explosion occurred during a test of a “Block 5” Merlin engine, which will be used in a future generation of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets, a source told Space.com. Falcon 9 rockets that are currently in operation utilize the “Block 4” Merlin engine, so the incident will not require the company to halt any of its scheduled launches. ( source: https://www.space.com/38712-spacex-rocket-engine-test-explosion.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171108-sdc )
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