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DARPA Challenge Launch scrapped Monday due to faulty sensor, Astra hopes to try again in few weeks

An intermittent sensor reading halted the launch of an Astra rocket on Monday and ended the startup spaceflight company’s efforts to win a multi-million-dollar launch competition. Astra officials said at a press conference after the launch was stopped that the sensor reading was serious enough to warrant scrapping the launch as a safety precaution. The launch was part of a …

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Astra CEO keeps expectations low for upcoming DARPA challenge launch

Astra CEO Chris Kemp is keeping expectations low for the company’s upcoming launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Narrow Cape. “We’re taking a rocket that’s never flown before and we’re attempting to reach orbit. So it’s an incredibly difficult challenge and we’re trying to lower expectations as much as possible that we’ll get everything right the first time,” he …

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