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Missile launch canceled at spaceport complex in Kodiak


April 12, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The launch of a test rocket manufactured by California-based Astra Space Inc. was canceled minutes prior to liftoff at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak.

Bruce Walter, the spaceport’s facilities director, said the canceled launch was related to Astra’s vehicle but that the specific cause remains unclear, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported .

“It’s very disappointing,” Walter said. “It’s a very technical, intricate piece of equipment.”

Astra was authorized to launch a suborbital vehicle to carry “an inert upper stage on a suborbital trajectory wit...

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