- Parabolic Arc
- November 29, 2023
Astra Space Launch Scrubbed at Last Minute
Astra Space scrubbed a suborbital launch of its Rocket 1 booster on Friday just minutes before the scheduled liftoff, according to press reports.
The cause of the scrub is not known. Nor has there been a new date set for another launch attempt from the Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska on Kodiak Island.
The maiden flight of the new booster would have demonstrated the first stage. The vehicle would have carried a dummy second stage.
Formerly known as Ventions, LLC, Astra Space is working under a $2 million contract with NASA to develop and launch a small-satellite booster. The company is based in Alameda, Calif.