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The space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.

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Q: What year did the space shuttle explode 1 minute in to launch?
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What caused Space Shuttle Challenger to explode?

An O-Ring failed during the launch causing it to explode, or disintegrate.

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What couldve been done for the space shuttle not to explode?

I'm assuming you're talking about Challenger in 1986. Space Shuttle Challenger did not explode. It's right SRB exploded because it's O-ring failed because of the 27 F degree weather on the launch pad. So what could've been done to prevent it? Not launch it.

How is a space shuttle used in a satellite launch?

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