Watch Astra Launch 2 NASA TROPICS Hurricane Cubesats Today

Update for 2 pm ET: LAUNCH FAILURE – Astra reports that their TROPICS-1 mission ended in failure after the second stage engine of their 0010 Rocket launch vehicle shut down earlier than planned. The rocket was unable to carry its two TROPICS cubesats into NASA orbit. Read our full launch failure story.

Astra aims to achieve its second consecutive satellite deployment success today.

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