A satellite meant to host NASA’s new mission to better understand space weather may have been lost, according to SpaceFlightNow. Though the European Ariane 5 rocket lifted off on time, none of the customers with satellites on the rocket have contact with their satellites.

There was an “anomaly” on the launch, said Arianespace chief executive Stephane Israel, according to SpaceFlightNow. Everything was normal until a few seconds after the ignition of the second stage. At that point, no one was in contact with the rocket. Whatever occurred seems to have transpired then, and no one yet knows if the satellites were deployed. Arianespace needs more time to determine what happened.


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