This image posted on SpaceWeather.com from imagery collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the debris trail after the Falcon 9 rocket exploded two minutes into flight on Sunday, June 28. Image Credit: NOAA / Space Weather / Google
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — In the wake of the loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and Dragon spacecraft on Sunday, June 28, NASA has issued an advisory for those who encounter debris from the doomed mission. The prerequisite investigation has also caused the NewSpace firm to push back the next scheduled flight of the Falcon 9, with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Jason-3 satellite, which had been scheduled to take to the skies on July 22.
A SpaceX blog on the U.S. Space Agency’s website has issued the following statement concerning any debris that is spotted from the failed CRS-7 mission:
SpaceX has established a recovery hotline and email address for anyone who finds debris from the SpaceX CRS-7 mission. The phone number should be active by 4 p.m. EDT.
Debris Recovery Hotline: 866-392-0035
Debris Recovery Email:
The website SpaceWeather.com posted imagery obtained from NOAA showing the debris trail reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean.
This was the first significant failure of a Falcon 9 and it has caused SpaceX to hold off on upcoming launches.
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.
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