Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.
Geoff Barrett is an independent graphic artist that creates launch infographics for space flight events.
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.
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.INFO WIKI
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Astra’s small satellite launcher suffered an engine failure just after liftoff from Alaska Saturday, causing the rocket to tilt sideways before the booster recovered and climbed into the upper atmosphere. The rocket later veered from its f…