Astra: another full member of the space club | Gadgets News

The regiment of companies capable of launching cargo into Earth’s orbit has arrived – the lightweight Rocket 3.3 of the American startup Astra has successfully launched the first stage into an orbit at an altitude of 500 km with an inseparable test load (its mass is not reported). Astra Rocket 3.3 consists of two stages … Read more

EarthSky | Another Astra launch is imminent

Astra’s Rocket 3.3 – which attempted to launch on August 28, 2021 – appears here tipping briefly seconds after engine ignition. Instead of immediately ascending vertically, the rocket tipped and moved sideways. It hovered just about the ground for nearly 20 seconds, before starting to ascend. But 2 1/2 minutes later, with the vehicle tumbling, … Read more