Max Q Anomalous

News Summary

  • Add this delay to Virgin’s dwindling cash reserves and you have a foundation that’s suddenly much shakier than before.Image Credits: Virgin Orbit/Greg RobinsonLaunch startup ABL Space Systems’ first orbital launch attempt ended in failure last Tuesday after all nine engines on the RS1 rocket’s first stage shut down simultaneously.
  • The company was aiming for three launches this year, but everything will remain grounded until the cause of the anomaly has been identified and resolved.
  • It’s unclear how long that will take, but likely at least three months.
  • Last week wasn’t the most successful for spaceflight missions.
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Hello and welcome back to Max Q! Last week wasnt the most successful for spaceflight missions. Well get into that a bit more below.In this issueFirst up, a botched launch from Virgin O [+3975 chars]