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This was the unsuccessful launch of the Astra rocket | Digital Trends Spanish

Astra Space's first rocket launch was far from the Californian company's expectations. This was due to the failure of an engine just a second after launch, causing the device to fall to its side before trying to reach orbit. Subsequently, the flight safety team shut down the engines at 2 minutes and 28 seconds of flight after a piece of the rocket detached. “One of the five main engines shut down less than a second after takeoff, causing the vehicle to slowly lift off the platform before resuming its trajectory. After approximately two minutes and 30 seconds of flight, an order was issued to shut down all engines, ending the flight. The vehicle reached an altitude of approximately 50 kilometers before returning safely to Earth, ”the company said in a statement. Reviewing flight data ...