The accident at the start of the Falcon 9 rocket in June 2015 cost of the company SpaceX Elon musk more than a quarter billion dollars. About it writes The Wall Street Journal, citing the company’s financial documents at the disposal of edition.
The accident and the resulting delay the next launch brought in 2015 to the net loss of 260 million us dollars, the newspaper writes.
Thus, because of an accident, the company planned 12 launches could carry out in that year only six runs. With reference to the documents the newspaper also writes that in 2015, the revenue of the company fell by 6% to 945 million dollow, while in 2014 it reached $ 1 billion.
In 2016, SpaceX is expected to receive revenue in the amount of $ 1.8 billion. Reuters, citing a statement of the financial Director of SpaceX Bret Jonsen reports that the company is “in a strong financial position,” with revenues of more than $ 1 billion.
Recall, 28 Jun 2015 Falcon 9 rocket with a cargo spacecraft Dragon, which was supposed to deliver to the ISS about 2 tons of cargo, exploded in the 139-th second of the flight.
September 1, 2016 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral during fire tests occurred the explosion of the carrier rocket Falcon 9. It has suspended commercial launches of the company and has postponed the first launch of Falcon Heavy in 2017. Investigation of the causes of the incident, took four months. The main cause of the accident was the destruction of the tank with cold helium, necessary to maintain pressure in systems of engines of the second stage.