Watch as massive fireball engulfs SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (VIDEOS)
The billowing black smoke could be seen for miles.
Radar tracked the explosion and subsequent plume of smoke.
SpaceX’s next launch was supposed to be on Saturday, September 3, with a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Israeli communications satellite Amos-6 into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
The satellite would have provided broadband internet coverage to sub-Saharan Africa, as part of an initiative spearheaded by Facebook.