29 ago 2021 03:53 GMT
He recovered temporarily and reached an altitude of 50 kilometers, at which point the team decided to end the mission.
The third launch of the Rocket 3.3 rocket, designated ‘LV0006’, of the space ‘startup’ Astra, which took place this Saturday at the Pacific spaceport complex (Kodiak Island, Alaska) resulted in an engine failure, that forced the mission to end, informs the Nasaspaceflight portal.
Less than a second after takeoff, a first-stage engine failed, causing a side lift alongside the platform. The LV0006 recovered in a moment and reached approximately 50 kilometers altitude before the team shut down the engines, ending the mission.
“We suffered technical difficulties, but we managed 2.5 minutes flight data. Every launch, whether successful or not, is an opportunity to learn. Our team will study the data and use this information in our next release. ” wrote the company on its Twitter account.
It should be noted that this was Astra’s third launch, the first with an onboard payload. The mission is part of the program of the US Space Force