Astra rocket failed to launch NASA hurricane satellite

The Astra rocket, carrying two small hurricane tracking satellites for NASA, was unable to reach orbit on Sunday (June 12) after a major failure shortly after takeoff.

The Astra rocket, called Launch Rocket 0010 (LV0010), suffered a second-stage failure after taking off from the pad of Cape Canaveral Space Force Base in Florida at 1:43 pm Eastern Standard Time (1743 Greenwich Mean Time). .. Two of the first NASA CubeSats of a six-satellite fleet that tracked a hurricane as part of a $ 30 million mission were lost.

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