Firefly Alpha Rocket Explodes During First Launch

3 September 2021 16:16 WIB

Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha rocket suffered a catastrophic anomaly during its first launch leading to the loss of the vehicle 2 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, U.S. September 2, 2021. Everything looked good for the first 2.5 minutes of the flight. But the two-stage, 29 meters Alpha then suffered a fatal problem, exploding in a dramatic fireball high in the California sky. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

3 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha rocket suffered a catastrophic anomaly during its first launch leading to the loss of the vehicle 2 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, U.S. September 2, 2021. Firefly's Alpha rocket launched on the company's first-ever orbital test flight. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

3 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha rocket suffered a catastrophic anomaly during its first launch leading to the loss of the vehicle 2 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, U.S. September 2, 2021. Firefly Aerospace came up short in its first attempt to reach the final frontier. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

3 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha rocket suffered a catastrophic anomaly during its first launch leading to the loss of the vehicle 2 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, U.S. September 2, 2021. Alpha carried about 203 pounds (92 kilograms) of payload on tonight's flight, which Firefly called DREAM (short for "Dedicated Research and Education Accelerator Mission"). REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

3 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha rocket lifts minutes before suffering a catastrophic anomaly during its first launch leading to the loss of the vehicle 2 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, U.S. September 2, 2021. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

3 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Firefly Aerospace's first Alpha rocket lifts minutes before suffering a catastrophic anomaly during its first launch leading to the loss of the vehicle 2 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, U.S. September 2, 2021. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

3 September 2021 00:00 WIB