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Astra’s Rocket Experiences Engine Problems, Fails to Reach Orbit

Astra Space, Inc. launch vehicle,  called LV0006, failed to reach orbit after suffering an engine failure, according to a company statement. Company officials said although the test failed to reach its objective, they plan to learn from the experiment for the next launch. The company launched the vehicle on Aug. 28,  One of the five …

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Virgin Orbit

Taking SPACs into Space: Virgin Orbit, Valued at $3.2 Billion, To Trade on Nasdaq

PRESS RELEASE  — Virgin Orbit, the responsive launch and space solutions company, through its parent company Vieco USA, Inc. and NextGen Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: NGCA), a special purpose acquisition company, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Virgin Orbit will become a publicly-traded company. Upon closing, the transaction …

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