Spaceflight Astra-1

Launch Time
Tue Mar 15, 2022 16:22 UTC



Rocket 3
Status: Retired
Price: $2.5 million
Liftoff Thrust: 133 kN
Payload to LEO: 204 kg
Payload to GTO: 0 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 11.6 m

Mission Details

Spaceflight Astra-1

Spaceflight’s Astra-1 will take three Spaceflight customers, including Portland State Aerospace Society and NearSpace Launch, to a 525 km circular sun-synchronous orbit. Spaceflight managed the mission for all customers onboard and worked closely with the Astra team during the integration process.

S4 CROSSOVER is designed to obtain flight heritage testing for a prototype payload host platform. Features that will be tested for use in supporting future payloads include a Globalstar transmitter and an Iridium transceiver, as well as space environmental instruments to characterize the radiation and plasma densities to which the payloads will be exposed. This payload will not be separated from the rocket.

Portland State Aerospace Society’s OreSat0 will test critical subsystems for the upcoming OreSat spacecraft.

The satellites will be launched into a 525-kilometer Sun-Synchronous orbit.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit


LP-3B, Pacific Spaceport Complex, Kodiak, Alaska, USA



27th orbital launch attempt

Rocket 3

6th mission
2nd mission of 2022
2nd successful mission
1st consecutive successful mission