Flight 2

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Polar Orbit LP-3B Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

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

Launch Infographic

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Astra Rocket 3.0

Family: Astra Rocket
Configuration: 3.0

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
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Astra Rocket 3.0
  • Family
    Astra Rocket
  • Variant
    3.0
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Astra Rocket 3.0
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Astra Space

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Geoffrey Crowley Founded: 2005 Successes: 0 Failures: 2 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, currently working towards the first orbital launch of their Astra launch vehicle.

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