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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 "1 of 2" - Kodiak - NET August 3, 2020
« Reply #20 on: 07/21/2020 03:41 pm »
PST = UTC - 8:00
PDT = UTC - 7:00

12:30 pm PT + 7:00 = 1930 UTC (same date)
4:00 pm PT + 7:00 = 2300 UTC (same date)

[All of Alaska, excepting the western Aleutian Islands, is in the Alaska Time Zone.
Standard Time is UTC - 9:00
Daylight Savings Time is UTC - 8:00

Local time at Kodiak is one hour behind that of the Astra facilities in California.]
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 "1 of 2" - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #21 on: 07/21/2020 07:29 pm »
UTC minus 7, of course :)
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 "1 of 2" - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #22 on: 07/23/2020 09:50 pm »
😕 Maybe any locals are willing to set up a camera and stream?

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Chris Kemp, Astra’s co-founder and CEO, said the company will not be providing a live video stream of the launch to the public, but will release video imagery of the flight after it occurs.

“We do not yet employ production, marketing, or communications folks, so our ability to produce a public webcast is limited,” Kemp said in response to questions from Spaceflight Now. “We are focusing all resources on engineering so that we can reach orbit in the next couple of flights.”

Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/23/astra-ships-next-small-satellite-launcher-to-alaska-spaceport/

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #23 on: 07/23/2020 10:23 pm »
Maybe any locals are willing to set up a camera and stream?

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Chris Kemp, Astra’s co-founder and CEO, said the company will not be providing a live video stream of the launch to the public, but will release video imagery of the flight after it occurs.

“We do not yet employ production, marketing, or communications folks, so our ability to produce a public webcast is limited,” Kemp said in response to questions from Spaceflight Now. “We are focusing all resources on engineering so that we can reach orbit in the next couple of flights.”

Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/23/astra-ships-next-small-satellite-launcher-to-alaska-spaceport/


Contact Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/) and Anchorage Daily News's Kodiak office (https://www.adn.com/) with the launch details to see if they plan to cover it as they tend to cover PSC-A's launches when media access is available. I have one journalist in my family in the state but just switched to the Fairbanks Daily Miner.
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #24 on: 07/28/2020 05:51 am »
A TFR in place from August 2 (local time) until August 7 (local time). UTC a day later each.

https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_5353.html

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #25 on: 07/28/2020 10:25 pm »
Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1288212813878456320
7:00 pm PDT = 0200 UTC next day
9:00 pm PDT = 0400 UTC next day
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #26 on: 08/02/2020 07:48 am »
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1289703961264455680

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Astra’s Rocket 3.1 launch vehicle is seen at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska, ahead of its August 2nd-7th launch window.

This mission will be Astra’s first in a series of launches focused on iteratively reaching orbit.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #27 on: 08/02/2020 04:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1289967263357865984

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It's launch day! Liftoff is scheduled for 7pm PT. Weather in Kodiak is currently 70% favorable for launch. Follow us here for updates!

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #28 on: 08/02/2020 07:08 pm »
Astra readies small satellite launcher for test flight from Alaska, dated August 1
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The mission is the first of three test flights planned by the privately-funded launch company to eventually reach orbit. Astra calls the launch vehicle awaiting liftoff from Alaska this week “Rocket 3.1.”

Officials said it is unlikely the Rocket 3.1 test flight will enter orbit, although the two-stage vehicle is designed to do so.

Chris Kemp, Astra’s co-founder and CEO, said the company is not intending to hit a “hole-in-one” on the Rocket 3.1 test flight by accomplishing all the milestones necessary to climb into space and accelerate to orbital velocity.

“We intend to accomplish enough to ensure that we’re able to get to orbit after three flights, and for us that means a nominal first-stage burn and getting the upper stage to separate successfully,” Kemp said in a conference call with reporters last week.

Wet Dress Rehearsal completed July 31.

Adam London, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer: Astra is not flying a payload on Rocket 3.1 in order to increase performance margins on the vehicle, “and because we believe that’s it’s pretty unlikely that it will work.”
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #29 on: 08/02/2020 07:51 pm »
If CEO doesn't have lot of faith his crew and LV how does expect his customers to.


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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #30 on: 08/02/2020 11:15 pm »
If CEO doesn't have lot of faith his crew and LV how does expect his customers to.

Its a test flight for crying out loud! He's being realistic on the chances of success and good on Astra for not risking customer payloads on this flight.
« Last Edit: 08/02/2020 11:18 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #32 on: 08/03/2020 12:11 am »
If CEO doesn't have lot of faith his crew and LV how does expect his customers to.
If CEO doesn't have lot of faith his crew and LV how does expect his customers to.

Its a test flight for crying out loud! He's being realistic on the chances of success and good on Astra for not risking customer payloads on this flight.
He may not be optimistic but could've put a more positive spin on it than this.
“and because we believe that’s it’s pretty unlikely that it will work.”

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #33 on: 08/03/2020 01:13 am »
Aaand...
They are 10% of the way thru the launch window and the status is.....?
Weather?
Fueling?
Range?
« Last Edit: 08/03/2020 01:13 am by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #35 on: 08/03/2020 01:32 am »
HOLD! HOLD! HOLD! Entering hold for upper level winds.

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1290096258154029058?s=19

EDIT: for reason.
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #36 on: 08/03/2020 01:34 am »
This isn't necessarily wind shear but at high altitude wind speeds look frightening.
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #37 on: 08/03/2020 01:48 am »
So looks like at least 03:00 UTC for launch.

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1290101666163732480

"Upper air winds are currently in violation, but trending in the right direction. We expect to be at least an hour delayed"
« Last Edit: 08/03/2020 01:52 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #38 on: 08/03/2020 02:54 am »
New launch time of 03:45 UTC.

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1290117620092436480

"We have cleared the hold, new T-0 is 845pm PT!"
« Last Edit: 08/03/2020 02:57 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 2, 2020
« Reply #39 on: 08/03/2020 03:06 am »
https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1290121481322561537

"T-40 minutes, as the countdown continues, let's admire these photos from @johnkrausphotos"
« Last Edit: 08/03/2020 03:08 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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