Watch Astra launch 2 NASA TROPICS Hurricane Cubes today

Update at 2PM ET: Launch failed – Astra reports that its TROPICS-1 mission ended in failure after the rocket’s second stage engine shutdown of launch vehicle 0010 earlier than planned. The rocket was unable to deliver the two diagonal Tropics cubes into NASA orbit. Read the full launch failure story.

Astra aims for its second consecutive success in satellite deployment today.

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