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https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1304636706784645120
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We are excited to have made a ton of progress on our first of three attempts on our path to orbit! We are incredibly proud of our team; we will review the data, make changes and launch Rocket 3.2, which is nearly complete.

https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1304852209860042753
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In a virtual press briefing, Astra officials say the guidance system issue that introduced a roll oscillation on the Rocket 3.1 flight last night will likely be fixable with a software update.

Astra says the next launch with Rocket 3.2 is likely before the end of the year.
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NLT end of 2020?
« Reply #1 on: 11/14/2020 03:33 am »
Astra is apparently aiming for December 7 through December 18, 19:00 - 22:30 UTC each day.

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Launch dates/times and NOTMAR and water area restrictions for Astra – P128

Mission P128 will launch from Alaska Aerospace’s Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) Launch Pad LP-3B at
Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska with a window of 07 December - 18 December 2020 (local).

Each day will have a launch time window of 1000 – 1330 hours Alaska Standard Time (1900 – 2230 hours UTC), which
encompasses debris times, on a launch azimuth of approximately 195 degrees.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NLT end of 2020?
« Reply #2 on: 11/23/2020 08:01 am »
NOTAM

!FDC 0/4332 ZAN AK..AIRSPACE KODIAK, AK..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.143
TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WI AREA BOUNDED BY
572303.09N/1524434.09W TO 573028.77N/1524723.50W TO
573614.81N/1524340.66W TO 574037.92N/1521145.24W TO
573115.78N/1514726.02W TO 572645.86N/1515320.99W TO
571612.68N/1515542.66W TO 570952.47N/1522235.09W TO
570613.17N/1523033.16W TO 565809.82N/1524016.59W TO
565530.70N/1525454.50W TO POINT OF ORIGIN
SFC-UNL DUE TO ROCKET LAUNCH ACT.
ANCHORAGE /ZAN/ ARTCC TEL 907-269-1103 IS THE FAA CDN FACILITY.
DLY 1900-2230 2012071900-2012182230

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https://twitter.com/astra/status/1331658996525064199

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Things are heating up! Here’s a look at Rocket 3.2’s final static fire test ahead of our December 7th launch. 
 
Rocket 3.2 is powered by five Delphin electric-pump-fed engines. Made in-house, each engine produces over 6,500 lbs. of thrust.

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Not really any new information, but here's the notice that just came from the NGA.

Quote from: NGA
030520Z DEC 20
NAVAREA XII 547/20(16,19).
GULF OF ALASKA.
NORTH PACIFIC.
ALASKA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   071900Z TO 072230Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   1900Z TO 2230Z DAILY 08 THRU 18 DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 57-25-33N 152-30-08W, 57-26-31N 152-29-42W,
      57-25-44N 152-20-52W, 57-29-08N 152-17-37W,
      57-26-31N 152-06-11W, 54-39-35N 153-28-13W,
      54-40-40N 153-43-32W.
   B. 44-49-26N 158-54-28W, 44-18-19N 156-09-28W,
      40-39-53N 157-24-22W, 41-15-40N 160-08-24W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 182330Z DEC 20.

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!FDC 0/9961 ZAN AK..AIRSPACE KODIAK, AK..TEMPORARY FLIGHT
RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.143
TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WI AN AREA BOUNDED BY
572303.09N/1524434.09W TO 573028.77N/1524723.50W TO
573614.81N/1524340.66W TO 574037.92N/1521145.24W TO
573115.78N/1514726.02W TO 572645.86N/1515320.99W TO
571612.68N/1515542.66W TO 570952.47N/1522235.09W TO
570613.17N/1523033.16W TO 565809.82N/1524016.59W TO
565530.70N/1525454.50W TO POINT OF ORIGIN
SFC-UNL DUE TO ROCKET LAUNCH ACT.
ANCHORAGE /ZAN/ ARTCC TEL 907-269-1103 IS THE FAA
CDN FACILITY.
DLY 1900-2230 2012101900-2012182230

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https://twitter.com/astra/status/1334995451527884800

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🚀 Update: Rocket 3.2 will be launching no earlier than Dec 10th with a launch window from 11am to 2pm PT

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 12/08/2020 06:35 pm »
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1336390895151681537

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The launch has slipped to Dec. 11, per temporary flight restrictions.
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_1349.html

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https://twitter.com/astra/status/1336410870629298176

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🚀 Update: Rocket 3.2 will be launching no earlier than Dec 11th with a launch window from 11am to 2pm PT
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 12/10/2020 05:10 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1337095556389171201

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Saturn and Jupiter have joined us for tomorrow's launch of Rocket 3.2 😍

Photos by John Kraus
« Last Edit: 12/10/2020 05:10 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 12/10/2020 05:54 pm »
https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1337106307371786240

Quote from: Astra
We will live tweet, but no livestream this time. We aim to turnaround a video shortly after flight.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 12/11/2020 05:13 pm »
We're 47 minutes before from the launch window opening; as of this posting there is no new Astra Tweet.
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 12/11/2020 05:14 pm »
We're 47 minutes from the launch window opening; as of this posting there is no new Astra Tweet.
I think your timezones are a bit off, the launch window doesn't open for another 45 minutes. But they were supposed to release the press kit 15 minutes ago, and haven't so far.

Edit: Oh, you meant "from" as in "until," not "since." Sorry.

Edit 2: And now we've got the press kit.
« Last Edit: 12/11/2020 05:17 pm by trimeta »

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 12/11/2020 05:55 pm »
Here's a crappy pdf version of the online press kit. If anyone can do a better job, please post it!
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 12/11/2020 06:00 pm »
Launch window is now open. Last time, we had tweets into the countdown so there could be a delay, as we have not seen any new tweets.
« Last Edit: 12/11/2020 06:10 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 12/11/2020 06:06 pm »
Launch window is now open, so launch should be happening about now.

We haven't seen any new Astra Tweet "launch thread" posts yet.

If their Tweet statement is true, then there must be a delay further into the launch window.
Quote from: Tweet
We will begin tweeting at T-15 minutes!
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 11, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 12/11/2020 07:48 pm »
Scrub!

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1337499321864896512

"We are standing down today due to extreme upper-level wind shear and triggered lightning. We have daily launch opportunities through Dec 18th"
« Last Edit: 12/11/2020 07:48 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - Dec 13, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 12/11/2020 09:09 pm »
12/102 (A5038/20) - AIRSPACE DCC ASTRA P128 STNR ALT RESERVATION WI AN
AREA DEFINED AS 4045N15921W TO 4116N16009W TO 4449N15853W TO
4505N15756W TO 5010N15606W TO 5723N15245W TO 5730N15247W TO
5736N15244W TO 5740N15236W TO 5740N15224W TO 5738N15212W TO
5733N15202W TO 5724N15155W TO 5656N15203W TO 5609N15224W TO
4959N15507W TO 4456N15659W TO 4418N15610W TO 4039N15724W TO
4029N15831W TO POINT OF ORIGIN AND WI AN AREA DEFINED AS
3807N16006W TO 3801N15926W TO 3739N15934W TO 2847N16208W TO
2851N16234W TO POINT OF ORIGIN
SFC-UNL. 13 DEC 19:00 2020 UNTIL 13 DEC 22:30 2020. CREATED: 11 DEC 13:03 2020

and also

GULF OF ALASKA.
NORTH PACIFIC.
ALASKA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
071900Z TO 072230Z DEC, ALTERNATE
1900Z TO 2230Z DAILY 08 THRU 18 DEC
IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 57-25-33N 152-30-08W, 57-26-31N 152-29-42W,
57-25-44N 152-20-52W, 57-29-08N 152-17-37W,
57-26-31N 152-06-11W, 54-39-35N 153-28-13W,
54-40-40N 153-43-32W.
B. 44-49-26N 158-54-28W, 44-18-19N 156-09-28W,
40-39-53N 157-24-22W, 41-15-40N 160-08-24W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 182330Z DEC 20.//

Authority: AKAEROSPACE 102306Z NOV 20.

Date: 030520Z DEC 20
Cancel: 18233000 Dec 20
« Last Edit: 12/11/2020 09:16 pm by input~2 »

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 13, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 12/11/2020 10:17 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1337536590646661121

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🚀 Launch update: due to weather, our next opportunity will be on Monday, Dec 14th. In the meantime, enjoy this aerial view from @johnkrausphotos

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 14, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 12/14/2020 02:13 pm »
NOTAMs active for December 15,16 and 17 from 1900 to 2230 UTC, not for December 14

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