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News Archive / Tagged: Space Launch Complex 46

  • Astra Space Rocket 3.3 fails during inaugural Florida launch

    Theresa CrossFebruary 10th, 2022

    After several scrubbed launch attempts, Astra Space's first Rocket. 3.3 flight from Florida did not reach orbit after encountering a failure during stage separation.

  • Astra’s Rocket 3.3 set for first launch from Florida

    Theresa CrossFebruary 2nd, 2022

    Astra Space Inc. is set to launch its first operational rocket, which is also the first mission under NASA’s Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 contract.

  • Gallery: Ascent Abort 2 paves way for Artemis lunar program

    Jason RhianJuly 2nd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a test that lasted about three-minutes, called Ascent Abort-2, a test article of the Orion spacecraft was launched at 7 a.m. EDT (11:00 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 in Florida. A modified Northrop Grumman Peacekeeper missile procured through the U.S. Air Force was used to help demonstrate that the capsule's crew abort system would perform as designed in the event of an emergency encountered on ascent.

  • AA-2 test next step in NASA’s long-lived Orion testing program

    Jason RhianJuly 2nd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Should NASA's Orion spacecraft encounter a problem when it is used to send astronauts to the Moon one day, the system tasked with keeping them safe has proven it can do so. The test was dubbed - Ascent Abort 2.