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Astra Reaches Orbit

United States Space Force test payload delivered to precise orbit in under ten minutes Alameda, CA. November 22, 2021. Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”) (Nasdaq: ASTR), successfully completed its first commercial orbital launch for the United States Space Force late Friday night, November 19, 2021, PST. The launch, STP-27AD2, was…

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Q&A with Mike Slagh, CEO and Founder of Shift

At Astra, we’re always on the hunt for great people who can make the right decisions, even in fast-moving situations. Shift, a VC-backed startup that works to help current and former members of the military get great jobs at great companies, is an important partner…

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Astra Announces LV0007 Launch Window for the United States Space Force

Source of LV0006 engine abort discovered and design changes implemented ALAMEDA, California. October 12, 2021– Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”) (Nasdaq: ASTR) today announced a commercial orbital launch on behalf of the United States Space Force. The launch vehicle, LV0007, will carry a test payload for the Space Test Program’s second…

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Launch and Learn: LV0006

At Astra, learning is a core value and integral part of our culture. This blog series is intended to share our approach to solving tough problems and the lessons we have learned, in an effort to contribute to our industry as we and others continue…

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Astra Conducts Test Launch

Alameda, CA. August 28, 2021. Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”) (Nasdaq: ASTR) conducted a test launch of its launch vehicle, LV0006. The launch vehicle lifted off at 3:35PM PT on Saturday, August 28, 2021. One of the five main engines shut down less than one second…

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Q+A with Dr. Adam London, Astra Founder and CTO

We caught up with Dr. Adam London, Astra Founder and CTO, ahead of the upcoming launch window for LV0006, Astra’s third generation rocket, which begins on August 27, 2021. Keep reading to learn about our upgrades since the last launch and Astra's current goals as…

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On the Ground: Launch Vehicle 0006 Static Fire Test

  “The hot fire test is the final test of the entire integrated launch system, where we get to test every single component of the rocket,” explains Chris Kemp, Astra’s Founder and CEO. “It allows us to make sure all of the upgrades work before…

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Lisa Nelson joins Astra Board of Directors

Technology and finance leader appointed to Audit Committee  Alameda, California. August 12, 2021. Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”) (Nasdaq: ASTR), today announced that Lisa Nelson has been appointed to Astra’s Board of Directors and to the Company's Audit Committee, effective August 10, 2021. Nelson is an accomplished…

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