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Astra's NASA mission suffers failure, loss of weather satellites

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Rocket firm Astra Space's mission to send tiny storm-monitoring NASA satellites to orbit on Sunday failed. A second-stage booster engine shut down early in space. The rocket was carrying two small satellites designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory. They were to be the first batch of a six-satellite constellation managed by NASA.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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