Delta GOES-G destructs over Cape Canaveral (5-3-86)
Rocket Launch Failures and Explosions Compilation (2016-1942)
GOES-G was a weather satellite heading into geostationary orbit and intended for operation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Seventy-one seconds after launch, the first stage main engine shut down prematurely due to an electrical fault and the rocket was automatically destroyed. This had been NASA's first launch following the Challenger disaster.
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