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June 12, 2022


FOX 35 Orlando

Live coverage: Astra counting down to launch today at Cape Canaveral

Astra is counting down to the first of three launches this summer to deploy a fleet of six small NASA hurricane research satellites. Liftoff of Astra’s small launcher from Cape Canaveral with the first two TROPICS nanosatellites is scheduled during a …

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Spaceflight Now

Two hurricane research satellites lost in Astra launch failure

Two small NASA hurricane research satellites were destroyed after launch from Cape Canaveral Sunday when their commercial rocket, provided by Astra, prematurely shut down its upper stage engine before reaching the mission’s target orbit.

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CBS News

Low-cost Astra rocket suffers upper stage failure, two NASA satellites lost

California-based Astra on Sunday launched two shoebox-size NASA satellites from Cape Canaveral in a modest mission to improve hurricane forecasts, but the second stage of the company’s low-cost booster malfunctioned before reaching orbit and the …

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In Exactly One Month We Will All See The Cosmos With New Eyes. This Is The $10 Billion Reason

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022 astronomy will change profoundly and forever. On that date NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) plan to publish the “first light” photos from astronomy’s new cutting-edge space observatory—the …

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The moon will block a bright double star tonight. Here’s how to see it.

Weather permitting, stargazers in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada can see the double star Delta Scorpii (also known as Dschubba) as it slips behind the moon’s leading edge for about hour. The exact …

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Florida Today

After launch from Cape Canaveral, Astra rocket fails to boost NASA payloads to orbit

Space industry startup Astra again failed to deliver NASA science payloads to low-Earth orbit after launching a rocket Sunday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Just over seven minutes after the …

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Orlando Sentinel

Astra Space launch today from Canaveral on mission to serve up real-time hurricane data

Starting this hurricane season scientists will be able to look at storms in a way they’ve never been able to before. On Sunday, NASA in a partnership with Astra Space will be launching the first two of a six-part constellation of weather satellites to …

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News 13 Orlando

Astra prepares for launch of NASA’s weather satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL — The space company Astra is preparing its Rocket 3.3 to send NASA’s new TROPICS-1 weather satellites for better tracking tropical storms and hurricanes. What You Need To Know. Weather is a concern for the launch

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Ars Technica

NASA’s plan to get Ingenuity through the Martian winter

Enlarge / In this concept illustration provided by NASA, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands on the Red Planet’s surface as NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover rolls away. NASA. reader …

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Strawberry supermoon to rise this week: Here’s how to see it

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — To many, June means the official return of summer, but it’s not the only season to kick off this month. June also marks the start of the supermoon season. According to AccuWeather, supermoons are annual occurrences that take place …

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