The rocket successfully launched from the Pacific Space Base in Alaska at 11:19 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, but the company said its navigation system “experienced some slight vibration during flight”, which caused the rocket to deviate from its preset orbit. The flight safety system shut down the engine and the rocket fell back to the ground. It doesn’t carry any payload. < p > < p > Astra said the goal of the flight was to have a symbolic first stage combustion, but that obviously didn’t happen because that’s what happens when the engine is off. But Astra does not intend to enter orbit through the launch. Preliminary data show that the rocket works well. < / P > < p > the company said in a blog post on Saturday: “we didn’t achieve all our goals, but we did gain valuable experience and more valuable flight data. This launch paved the way for us to reach orbit in the other two flights, so we are very satisfied with the results. ” < / P > < p > Astra is a very small team – so small that it says it doesn’t have a video production team to live their launch, and it also reveals that its launch system was developed by six people in less than a week. Astra said their rocket 3.2 is ready and plans to launch again in the next few months. [image] Google secretly tests 6GHz networks in 17 states of the United States