NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sabotage is now a possibility for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket explosion at its Cape Canaveral, Florida launchpad on September 1, CNBC's Morgan Brennan reported on Monday morning's "Squawk on the Street."
SpaceX has found some "suspicious" images from the roof of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) building that's located near the Falcon 9 launch pad, according to the Washington Post, Brennan continued. SpaceX wanted to investigate further, but ULA had Air Force officials check out its roof, and they said it was all clear.
SpaceX has "to consider all possible causes of the anomaly" the company said in a statement read by Brennan. ULA had not responded to CNBC's request for a comment at the time of the report.
"All of this highlights the fierce competition between SpaceX and ULA," Brennan pointed out.
ULA basically had a monopoly on government space contracts until SpaceX "sued for the rights to compete" and won, she explained. "They won the certification from regulators last year and have been snagging some massive business."
SpaceX hopes to launch Falcon 9 again as early as October, she noted. This is a "very ambitious" plan considering the ULA chief executive said planning for a relaunch after explosions can take nine months to a year, Brennan said.
Now, we have to wait and see if the space company follows through on these plans because in the past, it's had a history of "overpromising and underdelivering,"Brennan said.