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Couldn’t find an existing thread for them.


Here’s their website:


This is their video

 

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Astra first launch news.

Fresh out of stealth mode, Astra gearing up for orbital launch from Alaska
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/02/...ra-gearing-up-for-orbital-launch-from-alaska/

Some time in the next few days, a California-based company that has quietly toiled to develop a new light-class satellite launcher since 2016 will attempt to send three CubeSats into orbit from Kodiak Island, Alaska, on the first of two missions scheduled before the end of March to win up to $12 million in prize money from the U.S. military.
 

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First or second stage failure do you think?
 

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40 sec after Lift-off the 5 engines on first stage shut down
In news was something about deviation from flight path
 

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You're thinking an abort sequence might have accidentally partially triggered or some such?
 

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I know Space X had a lot of issues at first but you have got to think questions will be asked about this company.
 

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You're thinking an abort sequence might have accidentally partially triggered or some such?
The Astra blog linked from the Space.com story you posted seems pretty clear. They got some unexpected oscillation, leading to the vehicle flying off planned trajectory, which triggered the flight safety system (engine shutdown). That's the system working as intended, not an accidental activation.
 
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