NASA Hurricane-Tracking Cubesats Lost In Launch Accident

Credit: Astra/NASASpaceflight webcast
CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA’s gamble on a startup launch company to deliver a pair of novel hurricane-probing cubesats into orbit got off to a rough start on June 12 after the upper stage of an Astra 3.3 rocket shut down early, dooming the first two members of the agency’s Tropics constellation. With...

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