Startup Astra Space Reaches Orbit On Fourth Try

Astra headquarters in Alameda, California.
Credit: Astra / John Kraus
CAPE CANAVERAL—Astra Space, a California-based startup staking a claim in the burgeoning small-satellite launch business, completed a successful flight test of its Rocket 3.1 booster on Nov. 20, a mission backed by the U.S. Space Force. “This is a pretty historic milestone for Astra,” founder and...

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