Author Topic: FAILURE: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - September 12, 2020 (03:19 UTC)  (Read 76831 times)

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET Sep. 10/11, 2020
« Reply #100 on: 08/26/2020 06:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/astra/status/1298680156308025345

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🚀 Update: our next launch opportunity is August 30th to September 3rd!

7-930pm Pacific Time each day

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - NET August 31, 2020 (02:00 UTC)
« Reply #101 on: 08/28/2020 02:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1299359051055333377

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Noticed the NOTAM for this launch attempt is no longer active, and a new one posted for Sept. 10-16 local time. Unless the disappearance of the NOTAM is a glitch, it suggests the launch has been postponed.

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https://twitter.com/astra/status/1299423804029100033

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Weather is not looking very good for early next week, so after discussions with the range and FAA we have decided to switch to a new launch window beginning on Sept 10th.

7-930pm Pacific Time each day

More updates to come!
« Last Edit: 08/28/2020 07:10 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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ALASKA – SOUTHCENTRAL – KODIAK/GULF OF ALASKA
CORRECTED NOTICE (The dates and end times have changed): The Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) is planning to conduct a rocket launch from launch pad LP-3B at Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska from 110200-110500 UTC which is 1800-2100 Alaska Daylight Savings Time on September 10th, 2020. If the launch does not occur on September 10th then it will be rescheduled for the following day during the same time window. Rescheduling could continue each day through September 16th, 2020 (September 17th for UTC).

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It’s launch day in Kodiak, Alaska!

Rocket 3.1 is ready to make its first orbital launch attempt during our 7:00pm — 9:30pm PT launch window, pending acceptable upper level winds. Live tweeting begins at T-60 minutes

twitter.com/Astra/status/1304201106935824385
« Last Edit: 09/10/2020 11:43 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Rough timeline based on prior attempt:
-At T-45 minutes propellant loading initiated
-At T-20 minutes propellant loading mainly complete
-At T-15 minutes propellant topping
-At T-10 minutes go/no-go poll

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https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1304225078003998720

"T-55 minutes, rocket is vertical and we are loading propellant"
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« Last Edit: 09/12/2020 12:19 am by ChrisGebhardt »

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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - September 12, 2020 (02:00 UTC)
« Reply #113 on: 09/12/2020 01:36 am »
T-24 minutes.
« Last Edit: 09/12/2020 01:37 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Astra Rocket 3.1 - Kodiak - September 12, 2020 (02:00 UTC)
« Reply #114 on: 09/12/2020 02:00 am »
The launch window is now open, but we've not had any announcement that fuelling has started. There might be a delay due to the 30% go weather.
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The launch window is now open, but we've not had any announcement that fuelling has started. There might be a delay due to the 30% go weather.
Launch window is 0200 to 0430 UTC.
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Propellant loading has started. Could be 45 to 55 minutes from launch.

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Rocket is vertical and propellant is loading!

twitter.com/Astra/status/1304602638697209857
« Last Edit: 09/12/2020 02:11 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Subject to delays due to weather, etc., launch should be happening in the next 10 minutes.
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T-15 minutes! Estimate launch at 03:20 UTC.
 
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Winds are looking better and we've entered terminal count! T-15 minutes

twitter.com/Astra/status/1304617017182281729
« Last Edit: 09/12/2020 03:08 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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T-10 minutes. We are GO for launch!

twitter.com/Astra/status/1304618247237431296
« Last Edit: 09/12/2020 03:11 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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