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LIVE: Astra Launches Spaceflight Astra-1 Mission

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SCRUB: Astra Scrubs Launch of Spaceflight Astra-1 Mission due to Weather

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This mission includes a payload for NearSpace Launch, the S4 CROSSOVER, and Portland State Aerospace Society’s OreSat0.

Spaceflight Astra-1

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Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Technology

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Pad 3B Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

S4 CROSSOVER is a technology demonstration mission to obtain flight heritage testing for a prototype payload host platform. It will test supporting future payloads, including a Globalstar transmitter and an Iridium transceiver, as well space environmental instruments to characterize the radiation and plasma densities to which the payloads will be exposed. S4 CROSSOVER is self powered and operates independently of the Astra second stage to which it is permanently attached. Re-manifested from SXRS-6 / Transporter-3, OreSat0 is a fully open source CubeSat satellite system built from scratch by students at Portland State University. Slated to be Oregon’s first satellite, the 1U CubeSat provides flight heritage for the modular, expandable, open source, and education-friendly OreSat bus. OreSat0 paves the way for OreSat, a NASA CSLI program 2U CubeSat with a global climate science and STEM outreach mission.


Cosmic_Penguin • March 15, 2022, 5:28 p.m.

S/C separation confirmed and signals received by clients.

Nosu • March 15, 2022, 4:22 p.m.

Liftoff of LV0009 for the Astra Spaceflight-1 mission

Cosmic_Penguin • March 14, 2022, 4:38 p.m.

Scrubbed due to weather violations.

Astra Rocket 3

Family: Astra Rocket
Configuration: 3

Astra Rocket 3.0 is the third version and first orbital version of Astra Space's small satellite launch vehicle. It is designed to carry 100kg in LEO.

  • Stages
  • Length
    11.6 m
  • Diameter
    1.32 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    140 kN
  • Name
    Astra Rocket 3
  • Family
    Astra Rocket
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Astra Rocket 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    25 kg

Astra Space

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Geoffrey Crowley Founded: 2005 Successes: 2 Failures: 5 Pending: 2

Agency Type: Commercial

Astra Space is a launch vehicle company based in San Francisco, California, that develops pump-fed, liquid bipropellant propulsion engines for DARPA and NASA as well as their Astra Rocket launch vehicle.


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