Author Topic: Astra R3.3 - LV0009 - S4 CROSSOVER - PSCA LP-3B - March 15 2022 16:22 UTC  (Read 45691 times)

Offline TrevorMonty



https://twitter.com/wikkit/status/1503773837749637124?t=ZD4WcwjOnza4weDNCcPHug&s=19

Still not seen official tweet confirming deployment.



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Now we only need to know the identity of the third payload...

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I don’t get it; if it’s mostly normal for there to be a long gap in telemetry before confirmation of payload deployment, why assume the mission failed?
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Isn't the S4 CROSSOVER a hosted payload that remain attached to the upper stage?
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Isn't the S4 CROSSOVER a hosted payload that remain attached to the upper stage?

According to Gunter’s Space Page, it is.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/s4-crossover.htm
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I don’t get it; if it’s mostly normal for there to be a long gap in telemetry before confirmation of payload deployment, why assume the mission failed?

On one hand, Astra's launch record is fairly spotty, so perhaps it's not entirely unreasonable for people to assume the worst.  (Could you blame someone for doing the same on Falcon 1 flight 4?)

On the other, as posted up-thread, Astra is publicly-traded.  If you can figure out information about such a company early, you stand to earn money from it.  (And if you're conspiracy-minded, that information doesn't always have to be true.)

And finally, most importantly, this is a space forum.  When faced with a lack of information, as is so common, people tend to extrapolate in any direction that might promise an answer.  Always have, always will.  Kremlinology only stops when the flow of information returns.

Congratulations to Astra on the successful return to flight, and here's to many more successes in the future!
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Were there any issues with the failed Astra launch of last month that Astra had overcome with today's successful launch?

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Were there any issues with the failed Astra launch of last month that Astra had overcome with today's successful launch?
mainly fairing sep
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Were there any issues with the failed Astra launch of last month that Astra had overcome with today's successful launch?
mainly fairing sep

There was also a TVC malfunction in the Aether engine.
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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1503848144311767041

Quote from: T.S. Kelso
CelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the Astra LV0009 launch (2022-026) atop a Rocket 3.3 from Kodiak Launch Complex on Mar 15 at 1622 UTC: https://nasaspaceflight.com/2022/03/astra-return-to-flight/

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Rocket 3.3 is now two for four, including two successes in its past three flights. 

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Three objects:

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And now there are 18 OBJECTS from this launch, Given that the 1 is the rocket, the other 17 should be other satellites.

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And now there are 18 OBJECTS from this launch, Given that the 1 is the rocket, the other 17 should be other satellites.

My best guess would be that there are 16 SpaceBEE satellites from Swarm (these are 0.25U cubesats, so that 16 satellites would only take up 4U), which would be a good fit to the small payload capacity of Rocket.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/spacebee-10.htm

Note: this is only speculation!

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And now there are 18 OBJECTS from this launch, Given that the 1 is the rocket, the other 17 should be other satellites.

My best guess would be that there are 16 SpaceBEE satellites from Swarm (these are 0.25U cubesats, so that 16 satellites would only take up 4U), which would be a good fit to the small payload capacity of Rocket.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/spacebee-10.htm

Note: this is only speculation!

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