Falcon 9 Begins Flying With Upgraded Helium Bottles

CAPE CANAVERAL—SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket now has two flights under its belt incorporating an upgraded version of the composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) implicated in a 2016 pad explosion. In the course of investigating why a Falcon 9 burst into flames on the pad in September 2016, SpaceX...

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