"The rocket was scheduled to launch the Amos-6 communications satellite for Israeli company Spacecom at 3 a.m. Saturday.Florida Today reports the rocket was a SpaceX Falcon 9. SpaceX is planning to send astronauts into space to the ISS in the next year and a half.
The satellite built by Israeli Aerospace Industries also was destroyed.
Facebook had planned to use some of the satellite's capacity to expand its Internet.org initiative in Africa."
There is NO threat to general public from catastrophic abort during static test fire at SpaceX launch pad at CCAFS this morning.— Brevard EOC (@BrevardEOC) September 1, 2016