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Mark Zuckerberg says he's 'deeply disappointed' in satellite explosion

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Hours after the explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a statement on the loss of an onboard satellite contracted by The satellite, which Facebook launched in partnership with Eutelsat, would have brought wireless connectivity to large portions of sub-Saharan Africa, in partnership with local service providers.

Zuckerberg's statement emphasizes other technologies developed by, including the solar-powered Aquila drone, which completed its first test flight earlier this summer.

SpaceX made history with the Falcon 9 in April