Astra delays fourth orbital launch attempt from Kodiak

Astra delays fourth orbital launch attempt from Kodiak

Smallsat launch startup Astra Space is slated to make another attempt at achieving orbit, now as early as Friday night. The launch window for LV0007 opened on November 18 (November 19 UTC), but a first launch attempt was scrubbed. Launch is now targeted for a backup opportunity no earlier than 9:00 PM PST on November 19 (05:00 UTC on November 20). The launch is to be conducted from LP-3B at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska.

Astra Space joins broadband internet race with proposal to launch 13,000 satellites

Astra Space joins broadband internet race with proposal to launch 13,000 satellites

Make room for yet another competitor in the market to provide broadband internet access from low Earth orbit: Astra Space, the venture that went public with a helping hand from Seattle-area telecom pioneer Craig McCaw, is asking the Federal Communications Commission for authorization to launch as many as 13,620 bit-beaming satellites.