Author Topic: FAIL: Astra R3.3 - LV0008 - NASA VCLS Demo-2A - CCSFS SLC-46 - Feb 10, 2022  (Read 88699 times)

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Nothing official from Astra yet, but ...

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1489996903089643520

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The countdown clock has started at Cape Canaveral for launch of Astra’s Rocket 3.3 vehicle with four CubeSats on-board.

The clocks are set for a liftoff time of 2:10pm EST 1910 GMT).

Mission preview story: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/02/04/astra-receives-faa-license-for-first-launch-from-florida/

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Somebody ask on the stream how many trailers/containers does it take to launch rocket 3?  I see 1 transport trailer, 2 tank trailers, 1 GSE trailer, and an unknown number of containers closer to the rocket.  What launch pad resources are they using (water, electricity, inert gas)?

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Nothing official from Astra yet, but ...

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1489996903089643520

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The countdown clock has started at Cape Canaveral for launch of Astra’s Rocket 3.3 vehicle with four CubeSats on-board.

The clocks are set for a liftoff time of 2:10pm EST 1910 GMT).

Mission preview story: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/02/04/astra-receives-faa-license-for-first-launch-from-florida/
Now official

https://twitter.com/Astra/status/1490000418818068481
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Somebody ask on the stream how many trailers/containers does it take to launch rocket 3?  I see 1 transport trailer, 2 tank trailers, 1 GSE trailer, and an unknown number of containers closer to the rocket.  What launch pad resources are they using (water, electricity, inert gas)?

The latter question, what resources do they need from site, was asked and answered during the previous launch coverage, although obviously they will answer it again.  I definitely remember they need power because I recall thinking "OK, so no gensets brought in" or at least not for primary power.  I doubt they require inert gas from site.

EDIT: early on in today's stream, Carolina Grossman said that all they need is "a pad, a fence and some internet".  Thus implying that they can provide their own power and water if needed :)
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Launch Window Opens Soon for ELaNa 41 Mission

Jason Costa Posted on February 5, 2022

Astra’s Rocket 3.3 is ready to lift off from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, as part of the first mission under the NASA’s Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 (VCLS Demo 2) contract. The three-hour launch window opens at 1 p.m. EST, with launch scheduled for 2:10 p.m. EST.

The first operational satellite launch for Astra Space will carry NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa 41) mission, sending four small satellites to space for the agency.

Astra Space Inc. was one of three companies selected as service providers to launch small satellites (SmallSats) to space, including CubeSats, microsats or nanosatellites, through VCLS Demo 2 contracts awarded by NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP), based at Kennedy Space Center. LSP supports the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) by providing opportunities for small satellite payloads built by universities, high schools, and non-profit organizations to fly on upcoming launches.

ELaNa 41 will launch four CubeSats, designed and built by three universities and one NASA center. These include:

BAMA-1– University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
INCA– New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
QubeSat– University of California, Berkeley
R5-S1 – NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston
The VCLS Demo 2 contractors will launch CubeSats selected through the CSLI to demonstrate a launch capability for smaller payloads that NASA anticipates it will require on a recurring basis for future science missions.

The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate  partnered with LSP to fund these contracts. The VCLS Demo 2 launches of small satellites can tolerate a higher level of risk than larger missions and will demonstrate – and help mitigate – risks associated with the use of new launch vehicles providing access to space for future small spacecraft and missions.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2022/02/05/launch-window-opens-soon-for-elana-41-mission/

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