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Astra Rocket Arrives in Florida for Tropics Mission


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(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- An Astra rocket is arriving at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The rocket's arrival is in support of the TROPICS mission, which will provide more accurate measurements of tropical storms and hurricanes. The 38-foot rocket is slated for three launches this summer to place six NASA satellites into three different orbits. A date for the first launch has yet to be announced.