РН Astra – калифорнийский стартап втихаря делает сверхлегкую ракету

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Вертолет американской телекомпании ABC (ABC7/SKY7) в пятницу заметил ракету в районе станции военно-морской авиации Аламида, штат Калифорния. Выяснили, что местный стартап (aerospace research and development firm) без лишней шумихи делает РН под названием Astra, способную выводить на орбиту ~100 кг.

http://abc7news.com/technology/sky7-spots-stealthy-space-startup-testing-its-rocket-in-alameda/3097474/


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http://www.parabolicarc.com/2018/02/17/smallsat-booster-alameda/

ЦитатаThe rocket in the picture is being developed by Astra Space, Inc., which was formerly known as Ventions, LLC, before the company reincorporated under its present name in September 2016, according to documents on file with the City of Alameda.

Astra Space moved into Building 397 in the Alameda Point Enterprise Zone under a license from the city on Nov. 22, 2016. In January 2017, the City Council approved a two-year lease with three one-year renewal options on Jan. 3, 2017. The base rent began at $12,134.50 per month.

"Astra Space designs, tests, manufactures, and operates next-generation launch services that will enable a new generation of global communications, earth observation, precision weather monitoring, navigation, and surveillance capabilities," according to a synopsis prepared for the council.

The company started with about 25 employees in the building with plans to grow to as many as 100 employees within five years, according to city documents.

The booster burns kerosene and liquid oxygen, the records state.

Василий Ратников

если хотя бы 5% от всех стартапов не умрет и будет изредка что то запускать
то наяривающим на количество запусков роскосмоса придется выдумывать новый "олимпийский" зачет подсчета медалей по массе там, или нет, по массе тоже затопчут
наверное как на олимпиаде, с начало идут средние ракеты как самые полезные, и только потом уже считают по самым не полезным - сверхлегким и сверхтяжелым.


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Гюнтер пишет, что Astra делается на базе наработок по SALVO (проект ранее разрабатывался этой же компанией по контракту с DARPA).

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau/astra.htm


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NOTAMs
ЦитатаPAZA
 
FDC 8/2164 - AK..AIRSPACE KODIAK, AK..TEMPORARY FLIGHT
RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.143 TEMPORARY FLIGHT
RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WI AN AREA BOUNDED BY 572900N/1522100W TO
572100N/1521000W TO 571022N/1521129W TO 570946N/1521815W TO
570958N/1522347W TO 565921N/1523831W TO 565745N1524250W TO
565601N/1524813W TO 565526N/1525307W SFC-UNL DUE TO ROCKET LAUNCH
ACT. ANCHORAGE /ZAN/ ARTCC TELEPHONE 907-269-1103 IS THE FAA
CDN FACILITY. 05 APR 20:00 2018 UNTIL 06 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 03 APR 19:27
2018

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04/014 (A1350/18 ) - AIRSPACE DCC L-10 ASTRA LAUNCH STNR ALT RESERVATION
WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 4916N15601W TO 5054N15743W TO 5729N15221W TO
5721N15210W TO 5008N15301W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 05 APR 20:00 2018 UNTIL
06 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 20:11 2018

PAZA

04/015 (A0148/18 ) - AIRSPACE DCC L-10 ASTRA LAUNCH STNR ALT RESERVATION
WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 4916N15601W TO 5054N15743W TO 5729N15221W TO
5721N15210W TO 5008N15301W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 05 APR 20:00 2018 UNTIL
06 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 20:11 2018

KZAK

04/016 (A1351/18 ) - AIRSPACE DCC L-10 ASTRA LAUNCH BACKUP STNR ALT
RESERVATION WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 4916N15601W TO 5054N15743W TO
5729N15221W TO 5721N15210W TO 5008N15301W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 06 APR
20:00 2018 UNTIL 07 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 20:37 2018
 
04/017 (A1352/18 ) - AIRSPACE DCC L-10 ASTRA LAUNCH BACKUP STNR ALT
RESERVATION WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 4916N15601W TO 5054N15743W TO
5729N15221W TO 5721N15210W TO 5008N15301W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 07 APR
20:00 2018 UNTIL 08 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 20:37 2018

PAZA

04/018 (A0149/18 ) - AIRSPACE DCC L-10 ASTRA LAUNCH BACKUP STNR ALT
RESERVATION WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 4916N15601W TO 5054N15743W TO
5729N15221W TO 5721N15210W TO 5008N15301W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 06 APR
20:00 2018 UNTIL 07 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 20:37 2018
 
04/019 (A0150/18 ) - AIRSPACE DCC L-10 ASTRA LAUNCH BACKUP STNR ALT
RESERVATION WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 4916N15601W TO 5054N15743W TO
5729N15221W TO 5721N15210W TO 5008N15301W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 07 APR
20:00 2018 UNTIL 08 APR 02:00 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 20:37 2018
Пусковое окно: 20:00 05.04.2018 - 02:00 06.04.2018 UTC
Резервные дни: 6 и 7 апреля, времена те же.



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Лицензии FAA на пуск

LLS 18-112, Rocket 1 (PSCA), Signed (2018-03-30).pdf


Пуск суборбитальный на азимут 188.5°, включение только первой ступени, вторая ст - инертная, ПН отсутствует, пусковая площадка LP2 PSCA.

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ЦитатаДмитрий Инфан пишет:
А пуск когда?
По данным NOTAM - 20:00 05.04.2018 UTC, окно - 4 часа;  резерв - 6 и 7 апреля с.г.
По данным NOTMAR - 20:00 06.04.2018 UTC, окно - 4 часа.

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ЦитатаGabe Stutman‏ @kdmgabe 5 ч. назад

Launched scrubbed. More info to come.

3 ч. назад

Astra Space launch scrubbed minutes before launch. "It's very disappointing," said Bruce Walter, spaceport facilities director. Full story in Monday's @kodiakmirror

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http://spacenews.com/two-commercial-suborbital-launches-delayed/
ЦитатаTwo commercial suborbital launches delayed
by Jeff Foust -- April 11, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Two commercial suborbital launches scheduled for late last week, one a test flight of an orbital launch vehicle and the other of a suborbital research vehicle, have been postponed.

Astra Space was scheduled to perform a suborbital test flight of "Rocket 1," a small orbital vehicle the stealthy California company is developing, from Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska on April 6, based on airspace restrictions published by the Federal Aviation Administration and a notice to mariners by the U.S. Coast Guard.

However, the launch was scrubbed in the final minutes before liftoff, according to a report from a local newspaper, the Kodiak Daily Mirror. The company did not disclose the cause of the scrub, and Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which operates the spaceport on Kodiak Island, did not respond to a request for comment April 9.

A new launch date has not been announced for the mission. Industry sources report that company personnel who traveled to Alaska to support the launch have left, suggesting a new launch attempt is not imminent.

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http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/business/article210058219.html
ЦитатаRocket launch at Kodiak spaceport complex scheduled for May

The Associated Press

April 28, 2018 02:30 PM
Updated April 28, 2018 02:31 PM

KODIAK, ALASKA
After being canceled just minutes before liftoff, a test rocket manufactured by California-based Astra Space Inc. is scheduled to launch from Kodiak next month.

Officials at the Pacific Spaceport Complex did not give a cause for why an April 6 was scrubbed earlier this month, but confirmed the decision was not related to the spaceport facilities, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Friday.

The new launch is scheduled for May 10 or May 11, said Mike Morton, a director of the Alaska Aerospace Corp.
 Скрытый текст:
Astra has not yet filed a license with the Federal Aviation Administration for the upcoming launch, so it was unclear if any changes to the launch vehicle would be made.

The documents filed last month for the previous planned launch indicated that Astra was authorized to send up a suborbital vehicle to carry "an inert upper stage on a suborbital trajectory without a payload."

An inert upper stage module does not travel into space, the Daily Mirror reported.

Astra was incorporated in 2016 and is based out of Alameda, California.

The company operates out of a 17,000-square-foot (1,579-square-meter) facility formerly occupied by the U.S. Navy. A lease agreement filed with the California city states that the space company "designs, tests, manufactures and operates" launch equipment for transporting satellites.

The relatively secretive Astra lists itself as "Stealth Space Company" in public job postings. The newspaper could not reach Astra for comment.

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Попытка № 2

Локальный NOTMAR (стр. 2, 3)

lnm17182018.pdf

Пуск: 10.05.2018 в 20:00 UTC. Окно: 6 часов
Резерв: 11.05.2018 в 20:00 UTC. Окно: 6 часов

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Вот и подоспели

NOTAMs
ЦитатаPAZA

05/083 (A0200/18) - AIRSPACE DCC ASTRA STNR ALT RESERVATION WI AN AREADEFINED AS 5043N15801W TO 5547N15349W TO 5704N15246W TO 5727N15221WTO 5721N15216W TO 5650N15216W TO 5547N15226W TO 4941N15256W TO4940N15559W TO 5043N15801W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 10 MAY 20:00 2018 UNTIL11 MAY 02:00 2018. CREATED: 07 MAY 17:24 201

FDC 8/1924 - AK..AIRSPACE KODIAK, AK.. TEMPORARY FLIGHTRESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.143 TEMPORARY FLIGHTRESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT WI AN AREA BOUNDED BY 565539N1525129W TO565527N1525313W TO 570400N1524600W TO 572700N1522100W TO572100N1521600W TO 570943N1521600W TO 570940N1522344W TO570621N1523005W TO 570149N1523458W TO 565927N1523746W TO565637N1524600W TO POINT OF ORIGIN. SFC-UNL DUE TO ROCKET LAUNCH ACT. ANCHORAGE /ZAN/ ARTCC TELEPHONE 907-269-1103 IS THE FAA CDN FACILITY. DLY 2000-0200. 10 MAY 20:00 2018 UNTIL 12 MAY 02:00 2018. CREATED: 08 MAY 14:172018


KZAK

05/082 (A1771/18) - AIRSPACE DCC ASTRA STNR ALT RESERVATION WI AN AREADEFINED AS 5043N15801W TO 5547N15349W TO 5704N15246W TO 5727N15221WTO 5721N15216W TO 5650N15216W TO 5547N15226W TO 4941N15256W TO4940N15559W TO 5043N15801W TO POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-UNL. 10 MAY 20:00 2018 UNTIL11 MAY 02:00 2018. CREATED: 07 MAY 17:23 2018

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Возможно, сегодня пуск состоится...
ЦитатаGabe Stutman‏ @kdmgabe 11 мин. назад

Clear skies for Calif.-based Astra Space's suborbital launch of "Rocket 1" from Kodiak today. Launch window from 12p - 6pm. Will be on here with updates -- stay tuned !