The U.S. air force has undermined the first stage of Falcon 9 returning to Earth after launch, the rocket communications satellite, SES-16/GovSat-1, told AmericaSpace trusted anonymous sources.
According to them, the us military launched air strikes on the first stage of the Falcon 9. The weapon, which would be undermined by a component of the rocket is not called. The publication suggests that such actions of the military due to security reasons, since SpaceX did not plan to keep the first stage of Falcon 9 after the launch of the mission SES-16/GovSat-1.
In the US air force on the publication refused to comment on the information, advising to apply to SpaceX. At the time of publication in AmericaSpace not received a response from the company.
The Falcon 9 with SES-16/GovSat-1 was launched on January 31. After the launch of the first stage of the rocket splashed down in the Atlantic ocean near the launch site at Cape Canaveral.
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