Author Topic: Astra R3.3 - LV0009 - S4 CROSSOVER - PSCA LP-3B - March 15 2022 16:22 UTC  (Read 30645 times)

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Per a corrected PSCA notice embedded in today's USCG District 17 weekly Local Notice to Mariners, the period from March 8 to March 12 was not correct.  (The notice itself doesn't say corrected, but references to it in the LNM do.)

The corrected launch information for LV0009 (PSCA launch id P136) is:
Primary Day = Sunday, March 13 2022 at 15:22-16:22 UTC (07:22-08:22 AKDT).
Backup Days = March 14 to March 15 2022 at the same time.

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Destination Kodiak?
https://twitter.com/wikkit/status/1499814890244034564
Probably, if so, a first launch opportunity would be at the end of the month due to all the preparations, but they still have to complete the research of LV0008, so the launch is a long way off.
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This new update on the LV0008 failure:

Post-Launch Investigation: What We Found and Next Steps

... contains these pieces applicable to the LV0009 launch.

Quote from: Astra
Note: Astra has not yet finalized the LV0008 investigation results with the FAA. The information in this blog post is preliminary until the investigation has been fully closed.
Quote from: Astra
With the root causes identified and corrective measures in place, we’re preparing to return to the launch pad with LV0009 soon — stay tuned!

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Another corrected notice from PSCA embedded in this week's USCG District 17 Local Notice to Mariners.  Launch time for Astra LV0009 (PSCA launch id P136) is pushed back one hour, to:
Primary Day = Sunday, March 13 2022 at 16:22-17:22 UTC (08:22-09:22 AKDT).
Backup Days = March 14 to March 15 2022 at the same time.

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Why not give Astra its own dedicated forum section?  The company has more orbital attempts than Virgin Orbit, which has its own section, etc.

 - Ed Kyle

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Why not give Astra its own dedicated forum section?  The company has more orbital attempts than Virgin Orbit, which has its own section, etc.

 - Ed Kyle

If the mods are concerned about not enough content, they could always have a "Non-Rocket Lab/Virgin Orbit US-based small launch company" forum section. Or just enumerate Astra, Firefly, ABL, and Relativity explicitly. The L2 forums have a section for two unrelated companies, so it wouldn't be totally unprecedented.

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One of the confirmed cubesats payload is OreSat0.

Source, a post by a member of the satellite team:
https://community.libre.space/t/s4-crossover-astra-rocket-lv0009-2022-03-13-16-00-utc/9056
« Last Edit: 03/12/2022 06:57 am by grfredy »

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Not looking good for a launch on March 14 even though the Alaska Aerospace website still lists it for March 14-15, the FAA TFR for March 13-15 is still in place, and the FAA ATCSCC Operations Plan still lists it for March 14-15.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1503070285595037697

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Chris Kemp said after his SXSW talk today that Astra is waiting on its FAA license for its next launch from Kodiak. Will be ready to go as soon as FAA issues it.

Also, next three Astra launches after the Kodiak launch will be for NASA TROPICS cubesats from the Cape.

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Kodiak aviation forecast: windy but diminishing, rain, clouds from 2500' to 11000'.

https://www.aviationweather.gov/areafcst/data?region=aksouth

KODIAK IS AE...VALID UNTIL 150000
...CLOUDS/WX...
***AIRMET STG SFC WND***TIL 15Z ALG SHELIKOF STRAIT SUSTAINED SFC WND 30KT OR GTR. WKN...
***AIRMET MT OBSC***MTS OBSC IN CLDS/PCPN. NC...
E AND N PAKH SCT015 BKN025 OVC035 TOP 110. OCNL -RA.
TIL 18Z ISOL BKN015/ VIS 3-5SM -RA BR. AFT 18Z ISOL BKN025.
ELSW FEW040 BKN080 TOP 090.
TIL 15Z ALG SHELIKOF STRAIT SFC WND NE 30G40K DMNSHG.
TIL 18Z NE-E KODIAK ISLAND SFC WND NE 20G30KT.
TIL 18Z NERN EXPOSURES SFC WND NE G25KT.
OTLK VALID 150000-150600...PADQ SW MVFR CIG RA/RASN IMPR FM N. OTRW/ELSW VFR.
...TURB...
TIL 18Z PAKH NE ISOL MOD TURB BLW 040.
...ICE AND FZLVL...
TIL 21Z SW PAKH ISOL MOD ICEIC 030-090.
AFT 18Z OFSHR SE PADQ ISOL MOD ICEIC 030-110.
FZLVL 010.

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The Astra/NSF webcast is live.

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T-35 minutes to first launch attempt of LV0009, currently raining in the launch area.
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Hold at T-00:14:56 for weather.

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Scrub for today.  Same time tomorrow.

Unfortunately I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. :(  I'll definitely miss the beginning of the webcast.  I might or might not be online by launch time.

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« Last Edit: 03/15/2022 03:15 pm by Conexion Espacial »
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