Author Topic: FAILURE : Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - December 15, 2020 (20:55 UTC)  (Read 32415 times)

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 14, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #20 on: 12/14/2020 05:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1338552294632091649

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🚀Launch update: due to weather, our next opportunity will be on Tuesday, Dec 15th
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #21 on: 12/15/2020 05:06 pm »
Now less than 1 hour to the launch window open; no update from Astra.
(An update Tweet may only come 15 minutes before launch.)
« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 05:34 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #22 on: 12/15/2020 06:00 pm »
Launch window is now open. No word from Astra yet.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #23 on: 12/15/2020 07:42 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1338947241180983296

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We've entered terminal count! T-15 minutes
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #24 on: 12/15/2020 07:51 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1338949761257205761

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We are GO for launch! T-5 minutes
« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 07:52 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #25 on: 12/15/2020 07:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1338950746235006977

"Rocket is on internal control. T-60 seconds"
« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 07:56 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 07:57 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #29 on: 12/15/2020 07:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1338951452929138688

"STAGE SEPARATION CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 07:59 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #30 on: 12/15/2020 07:59 pm »
No way...

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #31 on: 12/15/2020 08:00 pm »
Now, did the upper stage engine actually fire? 

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #32 on: 12/15/2020 08:01 pm »
Taking an awful long time to confirm stage two ignition. This sudden pause in updates is not promising.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #33 on: 12/15/2020 08:01 pm »
Yes, but was it under power or on a ballistic trajectory?

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1338952225175957504

"KARMAN LINE PASSED!!!!!!!"
« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 08:03 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 12/15/2020 08:01 pm »
I spoke too soon go go go

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #35 on: 12/15/2020 08:03 pm »
https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1338952225175957504

"KARMAN LINE PASSED!!!!!!!"

Doesn't absolutely imply that the upper stage is actually firing, but the number of exclamation points indicates that things are probably still working to plan  :D

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #36 on: 12/15/2020 08:03 pm »
No more updates. They wore out their exclamation point.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - NET Dec 15, 2020 (19:00 UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 12/15/2020 08:06 pm »
My bet is made it to space but not orbit. They didn't call ignition or fairing sep. And didn't say if it was under power to pass the Karman line. Plus if it took 5 minutes to get there it had to be super shallow unless they got too excited to post.

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.2 - Kodiak - December 15, 2020 (20:55 UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 12/15/2020 08:07 pm »
Should be SECO around now if it did fire successfully...
« Last Edit: 12/15/2020 08:18 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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