to notch its second consecutive satellite-deploying success this weekend.
The California-based startup
is targeting no earlier than Sunday (June 12) for the launch of two tiny cubesats for NASA's Time-Resolved Observations
Astra and NASA have not
yet published a launch window for Sunday's planned attempt, which will take place from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
The two-stage LV0010
appears to be ready to go; the rocket aced a static fire test — a routine preflight check
Astra had reached
orbit before, but that was on a test flight that did not carry any operational satellites.
On March 15, LV0009 deployed
a variety of customer payloads into their designated orbit shortly after lifting off from the Pacific Spaceport Complex