Astra fails to deliver satellites to orbit in 1st launch from Lower 48

Astra failed to deliver four satellites to orbit as planned today (Feb. 10) in the company’s first-ever orbital launch from the contiguous United States. The California startup’s 43-foot-tall (13 meters) Launch Vehicle 0008 (LV0008) launched the ELaNa 41 mission from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today, rising off the pad at 3 p.m. EST … Read more

Chinese Kuaizhou-1A rocket fails after launch, 2 satellites lost

A Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket by Chinese commercial company Expace failed to make it to orbit Tuesday (Dec. 14), taking two commercial satellites with it during its demise. The rocket launched from the China National Space Administration‘s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT or 10 a.m. local time … Read more

Cancer studies: Investigation fails to replicate results of most lab research

The reliability of early-stage cancer biology research is called into question by an investigation that concludes more than half of experimental results can’t be replicated by independent scientists Health 7 December 2021 By Helen Albert Lab-based cancer research isn’t always easy to replicate, according to a new investigation Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images An eight-year-long … Read more