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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

857 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

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: AS
Administration: Geoffrey Crowley
Founded: 2005
Launchers: 213

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
9 months ago

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

Ruslan
Ruslan
Reply to  Judy
8 months ago

Agree

whoisthis
whoisthis
8 months ago

it will NOT launch 18th

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  whoisthis
8 months ago

Do you have a source for your information?

whoisthis
whoisthis
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
8 months 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
8 months ago

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

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  KnowNothing
8 months ago

NASA is not great at updating its launch schedule.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
7 months ago

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

MJK
MJK
8 months ago

What is trajectory of this launch

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  MJK
8 months ago

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

mike madden
mike madden
7 months ago

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

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  mike madden
7 months ago
Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
7 months ago

Perfect RM.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago

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

Keith Bernard
Keith Bernard
7 months ago

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

Tim
Tim
7 months ago

So no trajectory info?

Ray OfLight
Ray OfLight
Reply to  Tim
7 months ago
Bill Erickson
Bill Erickson
7 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
7 months ago

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

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
7 months ago

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

George Ephrem
George Ephrem
7 months ago

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

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

East

Tim
Tim
7 months ago

Trajectory please?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Tim
7 months ago

East

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
7 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
7 months ago

Did it launch after all?

Don Buchanan a good flight
Don Buchanan a good flight
7 months ago

What happened

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Don Buchanan a good flight
7 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
30 days ago

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