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Saturday, August 28, 2021

THE HAPPENING WORLD: Astra LV0006 Orbital Test Flight—Second Attempt

The launch window opens at 21:00 UTC on 2021-08-28.

Update: Launch failure—that was one weird launch. Immediately after liftoff, the rocket appeared to lose thrust and slide sideways like some of the early V-2 launches but, instead of flipping over and blowing up, recovered and continued to climb. But then, at 02:32 after liftoff, the engine cut off, something appeared to separate from the rocket, and the call “Termination sent” was heard. The rocket went all Kerbal, tumbling, and the rocket camera downlink was cut off.


2021-08-29 00:12 UTC

Posted at August 28, 2021 18:42