Astra Returns To Flight With Successful Mission From Alaska

Astra launch.
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CAPE CANAVERAL—Less than five weeks after technical issues thwarted Astra Space’s first commercial mission, the Alameda, California, startup returned to the launchpad March 15 with a successful flight for another paying customer. Astra’s Rocket 3.3 launch vehicle, designated LV0009, lifted off from...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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