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Research satellites destroyed in Astra rocket failure

February 10, 2022

Four NASA-funded nanosatellites were lost Thursday when an Astra rocket tumbled out of control minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, the fourth time in five tries that the startup space company has failed to reach orbit.

Live coverage: Soyuz rocket launches more OneWeb satellites

February 10, 2022

Arianespace’s first mission of 2022 launched from French Guiana on Thursday with 34 more satellites for OneWeb’s global internet network. A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off at 1:09 p.m. EST (1809 GMT; 3:09 p.m. French Guiana time), heading northbound over the Atlantic Ocean to a polar orbit with the Florida-built OneWeb satellites.

Soyuz launches Russian military spy satellite

February 7, 2022

A Russian military satellite launched Saturday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket, heading for an unusual orbital altitude of more than 1,200 miles to begin a top secret mission.

Astra receives FAA license for first launch from Florida

February 4, 2022

Astra has become the first company to receive a commercial launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration through a streamlined regulatory regime, clearing a procedural hurdle before launching a small rocket and four NASA-sponsored CubeSats into orbit Saturday from Cape Canaveral.

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