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Astra Space Scrubs Second Launch Attempt

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
May 15, 2018
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Astra Space scrubbed another attempt to launch its Rocket 1 booster from the Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska on Friday, according to media reports.

The company, which is based in Alamedia, Calif., had planned to launch the booster on a suborbital flight. The rocket is composed of a first stage and a dummy second stage.

Astra Space had a launch window of May 10-11. The company scrubbed an earlier launch attempt in early April.

3 responses to “Astra Space Scrubs Second Launch Attempt”

  1. Michael Halpern says:

    Space is hard

  2. Ignacio Rockwill says:

    Wonder why they’re trying to do it from Alaska? If it’s suborbital, why not Mojave or Spaceport America? Is the operational experience of two scrubs more valuable than any flight closer to home?

    • ArcadeEngineer says:

      It might just be easier to keep quiet. They’re not exactly very public about their activities, they’re like the anti-vector. Half the stuff that does get written about them gets deleted.

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