Rocket Lab mentioned Monday that it’s persevering with to evaluate information from the flight of its 20th Electron launch, which didn’t attain orbit after lifting off on Saturday, Could 15.
In a information launch on its web site, the US-based firm mentioned the rocket skilled an anomaly “virtually three minutes” into the launch of two BlackSky World satellites, after the rocket’s first and second levels had separated.
“Preliminary information opinions counsel an engine laptop detected a difficulty shortly after stage two engine ignition, inflicting the pc to command a secure shutdown as it’s designed to do,” the corporate mentioned. “The habits had not been noticed beforehand throughout Rocket Lab’s in depth floor testing operations, which embody a number of engine scorching fires and full mission length stage assessments previous to flight.”
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