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Spaceflight Astra-1

Astra Rocket 3

Astra Space

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Spaceflight Astra-1

Type: Technology
Launch Cost: $2,500,000

S4 CROSSOVER is a technology demonstration mission to obtain flight heritage testing for a prototype payload host platform. It will test supporting future payloads, including a Globalstar transmitter and an Iridium transceiver, as well space environmental instruments to characterize the radiation and plasma densities to which the payloads will be exposed. S4 CROSSOVER is self powered and operates independently of the Astra second stage to which it is permanently attached.

Re-manifested from SXRS-6 / Transporter-3, OreSat0 is a fully open source CubeSat satellite system built from scratch by students at Portland State University. Slated to be Oregon’s first satellite, the 1U CubeSat provides flight heritage for the modular, expandable, open source, and education-friendly OreSat bus. OreSat0 paves the way for OreSat, a NASA CSLI program 2U CubeSat with a global climate science and STEM outreach mission.

Mission patch for Spaceflight Astra-1

Location

Launch Pad 3B

Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

8 rockets have launched from Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA.

Launch Pad 3B, Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, 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: 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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
9 months ago

Technology testing at its best .
Go Astra we are with you all the way folks .

Antonio Pidorasso
Antonio Pidorasso
9 months ago

Hope this launch will be successful

Don Buchanan
Don Buchanan
8 months ago

Have a good one.

Tony
Tony
8 months ago

Did they launch Sunday 3/13???

Judy & Ken
Judy & Ken
8 months ago

A-1 Launch Astra / NASA thanks for the webcam footage,
on and upwards folks .!