29 October 2014

Antares Explodes At Wallops. Explosion Heard/Seen for 50 Miles.

Posted by Dan Satterfield

5434853_GHere is how the explosion looked as WBOC covered the Antares launch and explosion live. This was likely one of the largest rocket explosions ever at Wallops. The reason is that it happened with a fully fueled vehicle, carrying 5,000 pounds into orbit. Most other failures at Wallops were either non-orbital launches, or carrying much lighter payloads.

The blast lit up the clouds and was seen across almost all of Delmarva, and the sound of the explosion reached well into Delaware. I was on the set with our anchors Steve Hammond, and Paul Butler, and we were covering the launch live. You can see 5 mins. of that coverage below:


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