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As an anecdote, the CEO of tilt five wrote the guidance software for the Astra rocket that went sideways when an engine quit upon takeoff.



That's how I remember the story, too, but I ran into Jeri at a conference a couple of weeks ago and she said she actually did the telemetry system. Which is also amazing.


oops, sorry for the misinformation


That was an amazing demo of Astra's guidance, in a positive way. Scott Manley did a video on it. Once the engine quit, the rest of the engines had to be vectored completely over to keep the rocket pointed up. And it did! If guidance hadn't been so adaptive, the rocket would have nosedived and blown up on the launch pad.




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