Science News Roundup: Astra's NASA mission suffers failure, loss of weather satellites
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Astra's NASA mission suffers failure, loss of weather satellites
Rocket firm Astra Space's mission to send tiny storm-monitoring NASA satellites to orbit on Sunday failed after a second-stage booster engine shut down early in space. The failure occurred roughly 10 minutes after a successful liftoff of Astra's Rocket 3.3 at 1:43 p.m. ET (1743 GMT) from a launchpad at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
(With inputs from agencies.)