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Astra prepares for next launch after identifying cause of August launch failure (Jeff Foust, Space News)

Small launch vehicle company Astra has identified the cause of an August launch failure and says it will make its next attempt as soon as late this month.

In an Oct. 12 statement, Astra said the Aug. 28 launch of a Rocket 3.3 vehicle, designated LV0006, failed because propellants leaked from a supply system and ignited, disabling one of the rocket’s five first-stage engines less than one second after liftoff.

Astra prepares for next launch after identifying cause of August launch failure – SpaceNews