Author Topic: Astra LV0007 - STP-27AD2 - Kodiak - 20 November 2021 (0616 UTC)  (Read 34944 times)

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Per the newest FAA TFRs, the launch is delayed another day, NET Friday/Saturday.

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
      From November 13, 2021 at 0500 UTC
      To November 15, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6425.html

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
      From November 19, 2021 at 0500 UTC
      To November 20, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6423.html

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Per the newest FAA TFRs, the launch is delayed another day, NET Friday/Saturday.

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
From November 13, 2021 at 0500 UTC
To November 15, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6425.html

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
From November 19, 2021 at 0500 UTC
To November 20, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6423.html
Why two date ranges? Is this like how last time they had 2 windows (one in late Oct, another early Nov) or what?

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Per the newest FAA TFRs, the launch is delayed another day, NET Friday/Saturday.

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
From November 13, 2021 at 0500 UTC
To November 15, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6425.html

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
From November 19, 2021 at 0500 UTC
To November 20, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6423.html
Why two date ranges? Is this like how last time they had 2 windows (one in late Oct, another early Nov) or what?

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Yes, though I don't know why either of the gaps exist(ed).

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Now bumped out an additional day to November 13/14.

New, replacing 1/6425:
Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
      From November 14, 2021 at 0500 UTC
      To November 15, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6770.html

Unchanged:
Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
      From November 19, 2021 at 0500 UTC
      To November 20, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6423.html

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Now bumped out to November 18/19.  The only FAA TFR left is:

Quote from: FAA
Effective Date(s):
      From November 19, 2021 at 0500 UTC
      To November 20, 2021 at 0830 UTC
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_6423.html

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1459585242709192706

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LV0007 update: Static fire operations continue this weekend in Kodiak. We expect to launch during our next window, which begins on November 18th. #Adastra

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Noticed the launch date changed again. Is this a viable long term launch location being what the weather can be like in Kodiak, or anywhere in the northern areas? If you were a customer, it doesn't seem a reliable place to count on your load being delivered on time.
« Last Edit: 11/14/2021 01:11 pm by FlatFootShift »

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Noticed the launch date changed again. Is this a viable long term launch location being what the weather can be like in Kodiak, or anywhere in the northern areas? If you were a customer, it doesn't seem a reliable place to count on your load being delivered on time.

What makes you think it’s the weather? They’ve been trying to static fire for like a week now.

Offline TrevorMonty

Noticed the launch date changed again. Is this a viable long term launch location being what the weather can be like in Kodiak, or anywhere in the northern areas? If you were a customer, it doesn't seem a reliable place to count on your load being delivered on time.
Most launch sites are a compromise between, orbit access, weather, airtraffic and access.
With RLVs downrange recovery sea conditions will add another constraint.





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Noticed the launch date changed again. Is this a viable long term launch location being what the weather can be like in Kodiak, or anywhere in the northern areas? If you were a customer, it doesn't seem a reliable place to count on your load being delivered on time.

Theoretically, their mobile launch system makes it easy to launch from other sites. I suspect the paperwork necessary to get approval to launch from more crowded sites is not inconsiderable (and those sites might want to see a track record of successful launches, given Astra's past attempts), but at least it wouldn't require building substantively new hardware.

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Any update in the air/marine space closure notices?

The same FAA TFR for November 18/19 and November 19/20 remains in effect.

There is a marine notice from the USCG, but I haven't seen anything from the NGA, which is surprising if Astra is going to actually make an attempt tonight.

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Webcast (video id sIIlpatVwBE):


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Re: Astra LV0007 - STP-27AD2 - Kodiak - 18/19 November 2021
« Reply #33 on: 11/18/2021 08:22 pm »
Three comments:
Good to know of a successful Static Fire on the 17th.
We're all on Standard Time now, not Daylight Saving Time.
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« Last Edit: 11/19/2021 04:39 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Here's a PDF version of the web based press kit.
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The YouTube clock now showing a 31 minute delay to the start of the webcast.
« Last Edit: 11/19/2021 03:49 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Webcast has started. About 53 minutes to launch.

Keeping an eye on upper level winds. First stage filled with propellant.
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Re: Astra LV0007 - STP-27AD2 - Kodiak - 18/19 November 2021
« Reply #37 on: 11/19/2021 04:32 am »
Webcast has started. About 53 minutes to launch.
Launch circa 20 minutes after the hour. (~06:20 UTC)

From Q&A: number of members on the Astra Red Team in Kodiak = 5.

Into the T-30 minutes pre-arranged hold.
« Last Edit: 11/19/2021 04:53 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Astra LV0007 - STP-27AD2 - Kodiak - 18/19 November 2021
« Reply #38 on: 11/19/2021 04:50 am »
T-30 minutes. Have entered a hold.
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Re: Astra LV0007 - STP-27AD2 - Kodiak - 18/19 November 2021
« Reply #39 on: 11/19/2021 04:51 am »
Launch team.
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