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Rocket explosion investigation leads SpaceX to competitor's rooftop

LOS ANGELES — A SpaceX employee investigating the Sept. 1 launchpad explosion of the Hawthorne, California company's Falcon 9 rocket was denied access to the roof of one of competitor United Launch Alliance's (ULA) nearby buildings, sources say. The visit was prompted by images on a video shot on the day of the disaster that appeared to show a shadow and then a white spot on the roof, The Washington Post reported, citing sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
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