Tue Mar 15, 2022 16:22 UTC
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.