Investigation Into Rocket Explosion Released
News story originally written on January 18, 1999

The Air Force finished looking into the explosion of a Titan 4 rocket. The explosion happened last August. It destroyed the rocket and the satellite it was launching into orbit.

The investigators found that a bad wire caused the guidance system to stop working. The rocket then began heading back toward Earth and blew up.

Officials don't know when they'll be able to use other Titan 4 rockets again. They want to make sure that the same problem won't happen with the other rockets.

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