The entry of private players in the domain of space gave boost to rapid technological developments and solid financial support to the field. But the real truth is these corporations work for profit unlike government space agencies which work purely for the scientific purposes. In order to keep the cost of production low, many times these corporations compromise on the safely and quality of the space equipment.
Recently private space sector observed its biggest accident. The Falcon-9 rocket made by private space corporation in America explodes in seconds after its launch from Florida. The SpaceX Corporation has taken the responsibility of the blast. The vehicle debris has been dumped in the Atlantic Ocean. This has shocked the company because this particular rocket model has record of 18 successful flights in a row. The international space station was expected to receive the payload on-board.
NASA, a government space agency in the country has responded that many important equipment on board has been destroyed or lost but that won’t affect the survival of the astronauts on board the ISS. Ample amount of water, food and equipment is present in the space laboratory. The present stocks would last till October. Japanese and Russian astronauts are expected to visit the station.
The SpaceX informed the press that flight last for only 139 seconds and the blast occurred when the rocket was about to begin its upper stage. The top segment was supposed to be removed from the Falcon-9. George Diller, NASA commentator said that the vehicle has broken up.