Astra Rocket 3
Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $2,500,000
Last two operational (TROPICS-06 & TROPICS-07) satellites for NASA’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission.
The CubeSats are designed to provide rapid-refresh microwave measurements that can be used to determine temperature, pressure, and humidity inside hurricanes as they form and evolve.
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
853 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
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.
Administration: Geoffrey Crowley
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.