"No one was injured and all safety protocols were followed during the time of this incident," read a statement. "We are now conducting a thorough and fully transparent investigation of the root cause."
Elon Musk's company eyes a return to action on January 8 from California.
A timeline of the company's attempts to launch a rocket and land it back on Earth intact.
Despite its initial failure, Elon Musk is optimistic about improving future SpaceX mission landings.