Author Topic: SCRUB: Astra – DARPA Challenge launch #1 – Kodiak – March 2, 2020  (Read 30807 times)

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New NOTAMs for 27 Feb. 20:30 to 28 Feb. 00:01

Has the 26 Feb. NOTAM been cancelled?
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New NOTAMs for 27 Feb. 20:30 to 28 Feb. 00:01

Has the 26 Feb. NOTAM been cancelled?

Yes. They are waiting for better weather.

https://twitter.com/DARPA/status/1232003048110727168
« Last Edit: 02/25/2020 04:52 am by PM3 »
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Countdown reset for T0 on Feb 27 at 20:30 (UTC I presume)
https://www.darpalaunchchallenge.org/index.html
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A few screenshots from the first video:


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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1232332315344490496

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Here are a few great shots of Rocket 3.0 on the pad in Kodiak Alaska ahead of the DARPA launch challenge.

@Astra's first orbital launch attempt is scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 27 at 3:30 pm Eastern, per DARPA's website.

Updates: forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1232745769091944448

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Update on @DARPA #LaunchChallenge countdown: Rehearsal now scheduled for Thursday 2/27; first launch opportunity on Friday, 2/28. Stay tuned to all updates on #LaunchChallenge. Watch at: darpalaunchchallenge.org

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https://twitter.com/DARPA/status/1233114285196414976

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@Astra's rocket "1 of 3" is moved into vertical position at the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska. Today the team is going through "wet dress rehearsal" in which the liquid propellant will be added to the rocket, but not fired. See updates at http://darpalaunchchallenge.org
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twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1233165266252685312

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[email protected] is doing a prelaunch livestream for @Astra's first launch of the DARPA launch challenge, currently scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 29.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1233165641479270405

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Mike Curie says that today's planned wet dress rehearsal was postponed due to a technical issue. Teams are now hoping to conduct the wet dress tomorrow after new hardware arrives.


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twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1233218850428248064

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Astra’s Rocket 3.0 launch vehicle, nicknamed “One of Three,” is seen at the Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska ahead of Astra’s first orbital mission, which will be the first launch of the DARPA Launch Challenge. (Photo: Astra)

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1233224038786355202

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Astra’s Rocket 3.0 launch vehicle, nicknamed “One of Three,” is raised vertical at the Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska ahead of Astra’s first orbital mission, which will be the first launch of the DARPA Launch Challenge. (Photo: Astra)

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https://twitter.com/DARPA/status/1233456779922636801

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Today is wet dress for Team @ASTRA at the DARPA #LaunchChallenge. An update on how things are progressing will take place on our daily webcast at 2:00pm Alaska/3:00pm PT on http://darpalaunchallenge.org

There is a typo in the link. It should be https://www.darpalaunchchallenge.org/ .

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Bisons and a rocket.
An interesting point is the Text overlay in the lower left corner: Apparently it is Launch Pad D,  not Launch Pad B

https://twitter.com/MasterActual/status/1233146448989999104

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An interesting point is the Text overlay in the lower left corner: Apparently it is Launch Pad D,  not Launch Pad B

DARPA calls it Pad B or Area 3. Camera with Pad D designation is at area near B. If I understand correctly.
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DARPA’s live stream for today starts in 1 hour


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Was there an update on the WDR? It looked like there was just some pre-recorded segment when I tuned in the other day.

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https://twitter.com/darpa/status/1233860575098286081

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Due to high winds and triggered lightening, today's launch was scrubbed. The next launch opportunity will be tomorrow at 11:00am AKT/Noon PST. (The weather gods, however, may have other ideas.)  Tune into darpalaunchchallenge.org for the latest information.

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An interesting point is the Text overlay in the lower left corner: Apparently it is Launch Pad D,  not Launch Pad B

DARPA calls it Pad B or Area 3. Camera with Pad D designation is at area near B. If I understand correctly.

Was Pad D the launch site of the Arrow missile tests?

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