Astra Space Scrubs Monday Launch Attempt Written 8 February 2022


Astra Space Rocket 1 prior to launch at PSCA on 12 July 2018. | Credit: Rocketrunner; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

Space News reports that Astra Space “aborted and then scrubbed a launch of its Rocket 3.3 small launch vehicle” seconds before the planned liftoff Monday. Astra “counted down to a launch of the Rocket 3.3 vehicle, designated LV0008, at 1:50 p.m. Eastern but aborted just as the engines started up. The company took nearly 90 minutes to investigate the issue before announcing it was scrubbing the launch for the day.” Astra postponed the launch due to a “minor telemetry issue.” 
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