Astra has scheduled a second launch at the end of 2020. The first ended in an accident immediately after launch

After a failed first launch, space startup Astra announced a second test launch, which

will take place at the end of 2020.

The company has already conducted a preliminary analysisaccident and suggested that the problem arose in the guidance system of the Rocket 3.1, which "introduced some minor roll fluctuations into the flight." However, the engineers note that most of the systems worked correctly, so they can carry out a second launch as soon as possible.

At the same time, the explosion was not dangerous for the device,noted the co-founder and CEO of Astra Chris Kemp. He added that the Rocket 3.1 flight system did its job as expected.

The first launch of the startup Astra ended in an accident -the two-stage rocket exploded 30 seconds after launch. Company representatives noted that they can "impose competition on SpaceX." The space flight started on September 11 - the company planned to send Rocket 3.1 into the sky from the Pacific complex in Alaska into orbit. However, the launch vehicle, 12 m high, could not reach orbit even without a payload.

Amateur videos show that the rocketexploded approximately 30 seconds after launch. The Rocket 3.1 is a five-engine, two-stage rocket. The carrier can put up to 150 kg of payload into a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. The missile is only 12 m long and can be transported in a container to any launch site.

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