Astra rocket fails to reach space during test launch for US military

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Astra’s Launch Vehicle 0006 slid sideways after launching on an orbital test mission on Aug. 28, 2021. The flight was terminated after about 2.5 minutes. (Image: NASASpaceflight/Astra)
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Astra Launch: The California Bay Area startup attempted its third orbital test flight today (Aug. 28), sending its two-stage Launch Vehicle 0006 skyward from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska’s Kodiak Island at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT). The rocket suffered an anomaly about 2.5 minutes after liftoff, however, and the flight was terminated. Read more

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Astra’s Launch Vehicle 0006 rises above the Alaskan tree line on the Bay Area company’s third orbital test flight, on Aug. 28, 2021. The flight was terminated 2.5 minutes after liftoff. (Image: NASASpaceflight/Astra) Read more

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