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LIVE: Astra Test Flight (Launch Vehicle 0006)

The livestream will begin at approximately T-60 minutes until liftoff. As usual, schedules are fluid due to the various weather and technical factors associa...

Astra Test Flight (Launch Vehicle 0006)

Astra's launch window opens on August 27, 2021 Pacific with daily opportunities through September 11. The livestream will begin at approximately T-60 minutes...

STP-27AD1

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Polar Orbit Launch Pad 3B Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.

Updates

Nosu • Aug. 28, 2021, 10:41 p.m.

Launch terminated after Max-Q.


Nosu • Aug. 28, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

Now targeting NET 22:00 UTC


Nosu • Aug. 28, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

Now targeting NET 21:45 UTC


Astra Rocket 3

Family:
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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    11.6 m
  • Diameter
    1.32 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    140 kN
Family
  • Name
    Astra Rocket 3
  • Family
  • Variant
    3
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Astra Rocket 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $2500000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    25 kg


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

Details

Astra Space

Astra Space

(AS)

CEO: Chris Kemp Founded: 2005 Successes: 2 Failures: 5 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

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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