Thursday, March 24, 2022

Spaceflight Astra-1 Mission Launch in Alaska | Astra

 Spaceflight Astra-1 Mission Launch-Alaska

On March 15, 2022, Astra delivered its first commercial customer payloads into a sun synchronous low Earth orbit (LEO) of 525 km for the Spaceflight Astra-1 mission. The launch location was the Pacific Spaceport on Kodiak Island, Alaska, in the United States operated by Alaska Spaceflight Inc. Customer payloads on this flight included NearSpace Launch and the Portland State Aerospace Society with OreSat0, the U.S. state of Oregon’s first satellite.

"Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch service of any operational launch provider in the world. Astra delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after it was founded in 2016. Astra (NASDAQ: ASTR) was the first space launch company to be publicly traded on NASDAQ."


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The Pacific Spaceport Complex—Alaska (PSCA) is a dual-use commercial and military launch facility for sub-orbital and orbital launch vehicles located on Kodiak Island, about 180 miles (290 km) southeast of King Salmon and 25.5 miles (41 km) south of Kodiak, Alaska. The facility is owned and operated by the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, a public corporation of the State of Alaska.

Credit: Astra

Image Credits: Brady Kenniston/Astra 

Release Date: March 16, 2022

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