Brand Voice: A major explosion during a SpaceX prelaunch test Thursday destroyed Facebook’s first satellite.
The satellite, AMOS-6, was a project of Facebook’s intended to ride a SpaceX Falcon 9 into orbit this Saturday, and would have been the first satellite the internet giant put in orbit, Business Insider reported.program to deliver internet to the developing world. It was
It was valued at approximately $200 million, according to Spaceflight Now.
Mark Zuckerberg has released a statement on the incident:
AMOS-6 would have provided internet coverage to sub-Saharan Africa.