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ELaNa 41

Astra Rocket 3

Astra Space

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

ELaNa 41

Type: Test Flight
Launch Cost: $2,500,000

Demonstration mission for NASA as part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. It includes 4 CubeSats developed by three universities and NASA’s John­son Space Center.

Location

Space Launch Complex 46

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

872 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Astra Rocket 3 – Astra Space

  • Family: Astra Rocket
  • Length: 11.6 m
  • Diameter: 1.32 m
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 100 kg

The Astra Rocket 3 was manufactured by Astra Space with the first launch on 2020-09-12. Astra Rocket 3 has 2 successful launches and 5 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. 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.

Agency

Astra Space – AS

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: AS
  • Administration: CEO: Chris Kemp
  • Founded: 2005
  • Launchers: Rocket 3.3
  • Country: USA

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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Judy
Judy
1 year ago

Go AS this launch will be a winner for you and us .

Ruslan
Ruslan
Reply to  Judy
1 year ago

Agree

whoisthis
whoisthis
1 year ago

it will NOT launch 18th

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  whoisthis
1 year ago

Do you have a source for your information?

whoisthis
whoisthis
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 year ago

by the way deleting comments is so pathetic) but when you have o arguments countdowns based on dreams and pockets full of mistakes i guess you dont have a choice))

KnowNothing
KnowNothing
Reply to  whoisthis
1 year ago

Is AS a real company? Why is this launch not listed on the NASA site?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  KnowNothing
1 year ago

NASA is not great at updating its launch schedule.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 year ago

May I know the source of delaying the launch date to 28 Feb?

MJK
MJK
1 year ago

What is trajectory of this launch

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  MJK
1 year ago

Keep checking back here. When it is available a link will show up under the Mission section.

mike madden
mike madden
1 year ago

Why doesn’t Astra have its own “Agency” category?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  mike madden
1 year ago
Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
11 months ago

Perfect RM.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
11 months ago

“CubeSats” are the future folks so lets hope this is a great launch for all involved .
Go Astra.

Dianne
Dianne
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
11 months ago

We are so fortunate that this rocket’s venture is the result of the hard work of 3 different university teams and NASA. Like a previous commentor stated, these “folks” are shaping the “future” of space travel. My entire family & neighbors are looking forward to this upcoming successful launch here… Read more »

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Dianne
11 months ago

Not wrong Dianne it’s a pitty the payloads failed however we learn by these set backs they are never failures just opportunities to move forward.
Go Universities and JSC / NASA.

Eeba
Eeba
11 months ago

Is there a launch today? What time? I saw 1:13, 6pm. Help?

Keith Bernard
Keith Bernard
11 months ago

So the launch is now scheduled for 2:15pm today?

Tim
Tim
11 months ago

So no trajectory info?

Ray OfLight
Ray OfLight
Reply to  Tim
11 months ago
Bill Erickson
Bill Erickson
11 months ago

Sure hoping that they can get a successful launch off. Sad that they have issues.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Bill Erickson
11 months ago

Not wrong Bill, they will nail it soon , no worries.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
11 months ago

Everything is go for launch.Let’s have it be successful.

George Ephrem
George Ephrem
11 months ago

Does anyone know the trajectory ie,
North south,, or East??

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  George Ephrem
11 months ago

East

Tim
Tim
11 months ago

Trajectory please?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Tim
11 months ago

East

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
11 months ago

The launch start was great but this is what “test launch, flights are all about folks. We learn by these lets gather the facts , information and move forward .
Never give up .

Albert in Austin
Albert in Austin
11 months ago

Did it launch after all?

Don Buchanan a good flight
Don Buchanan a good flight
11 months ago

What happened

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Don Buchanan a good flight
11 months ago

Hi Don, Albert, yes it launched but 3 minutes into the flight the payloads did not make orbit however, all is not lost Astra Space will crunch the numbers to ensure all is well next launch . The Universities involved with the payloads that were lost in flight we hope… Read more »

Charles
Charles
5 months ago

wow 2 out of 7, not good track record. Why? 5 failures mounts up to a lot of $.