A rocket made by startup Firefly explodes in California two and a half minutes after launch America. According to the company, an anomaly occurred during the ascent that caused damage to the vehicle and it could not reach the intended target, which was the orbiter. Earth.
The startup said in a post, “While we did not achieve all of our goals with this mission, we managed to achieve many of them: successful first stage ignition, platform takeoff, progress to supersonic speeds and a substantial amount of time.” flight data.” Feather Twitter.
The 30-meter-high spacecraft appeared to have taken off smoothly, but as it approached supersonic speed and exploded into the air, it began to spin. Watch the video:
If Firefly manages to achieve all the goals, it will become the third American company to reach orbit with a rocket designed to carry multiple satellites into space. So far only Rocket Lab and Virgin Orbit have reached this point.
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