A close look at SpaceX’s feed of the landing shows SN10 came in fairly fast and hit the ground harder than intended.
The company has been fairly quiet about what caused the explosion, leading fans to speculate about the blast.
One SpaceX fan said: “SN10 had thrust issues on landing. The ‘good’ landings will have much less force acted upon the legs.
“SN10 basically slam dunked into the ground, even bouncing.”
Another person said: “I am not so sure that those legs can withstand the weight even when properly deployed.
“I also think the landing speed was a bit too high which didn’t help. What was SN10’s main problem?”