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Firefly says early engine shutdown led to launch failure

Firefly says early engine shutdown led to launch failure

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 09/09/2021

Firefly Aerospace says the premature shutdown of one of its Alpha rocket’s four main engines caused the launcher to lose control as it reached supersonic speed during a test flight over California last week. The company emphasized lessons learned from the mission will boost chances the next test flight will reach orbit.

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