Astra Rocket 3.1 Booster Flight Test Cut Short

Rocket 3.1 booster flight test.
Credit: Astra/John Kraus
CAPE CANAVERAL—California-based Astra, a startup vying to get into the small-satellite launch business, conducted a flight test of its Rocket 3.1 booster, but the mission ended prematurely when the vehicle started to head off course due to a guidance system problem. The 38-ft.-tall booster, which...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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