Astra Space Reaches Orbit

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Astra Space

Astra Space put a test payload into orbit on 19 November on its fourth launch attempt.

The payload (which was purposefully not deployed) was sponsored the the U.S. Space Force.

A previous launch reached space but was unable to actually achieve orbit. Two other launches encountered difficulties during ascent and did not reach space.

When Astra becomes operational it has a back log of payloads for NASA, Planet, The Space Force, and Spire Global.

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