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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Lighting the Candle

Astra is trying for launch today, after an earlier hold:

9 minutes and counting.

UPDATE: That was a pretty launch.

UPDATE II: But it failed to reach orbit.


Keaaukane said...

I admit that I studied Rocket Engineering at Estes U., but shouldn't that rocket have fins on it? To stabilize just this sort of thing.

Eck! said...

Seems their testing strategy is weak.

Second stage early shutdown is poor. Shame it took
two sats.

Interesting small launcher, barely larger than V2 at 38ft
tall about 4ft in diameter, better performing at the
first stage level and with added second stage.

Once they get it right it could be a cheap launch to
Low orbit for small payloads.


Eck! said...

Gravity, it has a lot of pull.