Astra Announces LV0007 Launch Window for the United States Space Force
Source of LV0006 engine abort discovered and design changes implemented
Astra also announced findings from its investigation of the engine abort during the
Astra analyzed the cause of the anomaly, and implemented the following design changes in LV0007:
- The propellant supply system was reconfigured to reposition the fuel supply and liquid oxygen supply so that even if both were to leak again, they would not mix.
- The propellant supply mechanism was modified and requalified to reduce the risk of leaks in the future.
- Verification procedures have been improved for design and operational processes.
Astra continues to lead the LV0006 investigation in collaboration with the
“Data from the two-and-a-half-minute flight provided valuable insights that we have incorporated into LV0007 and future launch vehicles,” said
Astra will be sharing the launch livestream at Astra.com/livestream and will be providing updates on our Twitter account: @astra.
Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra’s first flight to space was within 4 years of its inception, making it the fastest company to reach space. Visit www.astra.com to learn more about Astra.
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