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STP-27AD1

Astra Rocket 3

Astra Space

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

STP-27AD1

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

Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.

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: 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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Astra rocket still a new born , has potential once out of the cradle .
Good luck , AS and go Space Force keeping outer space free .

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Astra to Kick Off Multilaunch Orbital Demo With Space Force; Chris Kemp Quoted - ExecutiveBiz
1 year ago

[…] payload will be integrated into the Astra Rocket 3.0, the first orbital version of the company’s small satellite launch vehicle that can carry a […]

dishwasher
dishwasher

well let hope for the sake of the retail share holders, who dont already have life time money, they get it together

dishwasher
dishwasher

90% business fail because of managers ..not the weather.. sadly the managers won’t walk away empty handed , just the retail investors that helped finance them.

James Oldham
James Oldham
11 months ago

It’s a shame! They used to actually dress appropriately back in the day!

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

Never mind its not a complete failure the data gained will prepare for next launch.
Chins up folks and let’s move on thats the spirit for a involved in space exploration .