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Astra’s smallsat launcher reaches space on second test flight

On Dec 16, 2020
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On its second test flight Tuesday, Astra’s small satellite launcher successfully reached space but ran out of fuel before entering orbit. Astra says the launch exceeded expectations, putting it on the cusp of orbital flight. 📷 @Astra / @johnkrausphotos https://t.co/vQfLRahxJW https://t.co/f1IWwgRM0m
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On its second test flight Tuesday, Astra’s privately-developed small satellite launcher ran out of fuel seconds before reaching the velocity needed to enter orbit but exceeded the company’s expectations with an otherwise-successful climb into space from Kodiak Island, Alaska. Astra ...

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On Dec 16, 2020
@SpaceflightNow shared
On its second test flight Tuesday, Astra’s small satellite launcher successfully reached space but ran out of fuel before entering orbit. Astra says the launch exceeded expectations, putting it on the cusp of orbital flight. 📷 @Astra / @johnkrausphotos https://t.co/vQfLRahxJW https://t.co/f1IWwgRM0m
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Astra’s smallsat launcher reaches space on second test flight

Astra’s smallsat launcher reaches space on second test flight

On its second test flight Tuesday, Astra’s privately-developed small satellite launcher ran out of fuel seconds before reaching the velocity needed to enter orbit but exceeded the company’s ...

Astra readies small satellite launcher for test flight from Alaska

Astra readies small satellite launcher for test flight from Alaska

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Rocket 3.1 and Astra’s path to orbit

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Astra reaches space during 2nd orbital test launch

Astra reaches space during 2nd orbital test launch

"HUGE SUCCESS!!!!!!!" Astra representatives tweeted today.

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Rocket Lab to Launch 4 Satellites in Look Ma, No Hands Mission

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Rocket Lab’s Electron getting US-based launch site

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Rocket Lab appoints Lars Hoffman as Senior Vice President – Global Launch Services

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