Our maiden flight with Astra, dubbed “Astra-1,” successfully lifted off Tuesday, March 15 from the Pacific Spaceport on Kodiak Island Alaska. It successfully deployed all payloads from our customers, Portland State Aerospace Society and an undisclosed organization. while NearSpace Launch’s hosted payload will remain onboard. Read more about the payloads.
This is the first launch under a new multi-launch agreement between Astra and Spaceflight, which provides Spaceflight with launch opportunities using Astra’s launch services through 2025.
Below is a brief video recap and our favorite photos of the stunning launch day. It doesn’t get any prettier than this! (All photo credits: Brady Kenniston / Astra)