Flight 2

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

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

Astra will attempt a second test flight of Rocket 3.0 following an unsuccessful first flight

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Updates

SwGustav • Dec. 15, 2020, 10:50 p.m.

unsuccessful orbit insertion


spacevogel • Dec. 15, 2020, 8:56 p.m.


spacevogel • Dec. 15, 2020, 8:42 p.m.


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
    $2500000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    25 kg

Astra Space

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

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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