Astra conducts test launch | Business
ALAMEDA, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – August 28, 2021–
Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”) (Nasdaq: ASTR) conducted a test launch of its launcher, the LV0006.
The launcher took off at 3:35 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, August 28, 2021. One of the five main engines shut down within a second of take-off, causing the vehicle to take off slowly from the air. platform before resuming its trajectory. After approximately two minutes and thirty seconds of flight, the range issued a command to stop all engines, terminating the flight. The vehicle reached an altitude of about 50 kilometers, before returning safely to Earth.
“We regret that we were not able to achieve all of the US Space Force’s mission objectives; however, we captured a tremendous amount of data from this test flight, ”said Chris Kemp, founder, president and CEO of Astra. “We will incorporate the lessons of this test into future launchers, including the LV0007, which is currently in production. “
Astra has opened an investigation into an incident and is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
About the Astra space
Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier, more connected planet. Astra’s first space flight took place less than 4 years after its inception, making it the fastest company to reach space. Visit www.astra.com to learn more about Astra.
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PUB: 08/28/2021 9:43 PM / DISC: 08/28/2021 9:43 PM
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