Astra Is Preparing to Launch the First
Of three missions for NASA to deploy six shoebox-size hurricane research satellites.
These Missions Are Crucuial In
Helping pioneer a new paradigm of riskier but less expensive science missions.
The Commercial Launch Company
Won a $7.95 million contract last year to haul NASA’s six TROPICS spacecraft into orbit using three rockets.
The First of the Three
TROPICS missions is set for liftoff during a two-hour window opening at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) Sunday.
Astra Delivered the Rocket to Florida’s
Space Coast last month from its California factory, then completed a test-firing of the booster’s five engines at Space Launch Complex 46.
The First Two Tropics Satellites
Are mounted inside a deployer on top of the 43-foot-tall (13.1-meter) Astra launcher, which the company calls Rocket 3.3, or tail number LV0010.
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