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Astra readies small satellite launcher for test flight from Alaska

3 days ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

Astra's Rocket 3.1 stands on its launch mount at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Credit: Astra / John Kraus
After completing a countdown dress rehearsal, Astra is gearing up for its first orbital launch attempt as soon as Sunday from Kodiak Island, Alaska, but company officials said it will likely take multiple test flights before the new small satellite launcher successfully reaches orbit.
Astra's small satellite delivery vehicle is set for liftoff from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska during a two-hour window opening at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday. The launch window...
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