VCLS Demo 2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 46 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Demonstration mission for NASA as part of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 19, 2022, 3:14 p.m.

New launch date.


Jay • Jan. 17, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

launch delayed per latest ATCSCC advisory.


Nosu • Jan. 17, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Targeting January 23, per the latest ATCSCC advisory.


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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    11.6 m
  • Diameter
    1.32 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    140 kN
Family
  • Name
    Astra Rocket 3
  • Family
    Astra Rocket
  • Variant
    3
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Astra Rocket 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $2.5M
  • 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: 1 Failures: 3 Pending: 3

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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Testing underway for Astra’s first launch from Cape Canaveral

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Rocket Report: Astra to launch from Florida, NASA troubleshoots SLS issue

"Construction of Starship orbital launch pad at the Cape has begun."

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Astra to perform next launch from Cape Canaveral

Small launch vehicle developer Astra Space announced Dec. 6 that it will conduct its next launch from a pad at Cape Canaveral in January, carrying a set of cubesats for NASA.

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