Momentus Troubleshooting  Launched Space Tug

Problems with Newly

The Vigoride spacecraft

, built by California-based company Momentus, launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 25,

The Vigoride spacecraft

 riding to Earth orbit along with dozens of other payloads on a mission called Transporter 5. 

It's the first spaceflight

 for Vigoride and serves primarily as a demonstration mission, though the tug is carrying nine small satellites

Two days after

 liftoff, however, Momentus announced that Vigoride had run into "some initial anomalies."

Company representatives

 wrote in an update "Our engineering and operations team is working to address the anomalies."


 early attempts to deal with the Vigoride anomalies have apparently met with some success

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