Astra Begins 3 Launch  Hurricane Research Satellites

Campaign with Nasa

Astra Is Preparing to Launch the First

Of three missions for NASA to deploy six shoebox-size hurricane research satellites.

These Missions Are Crucuial In 

Helping pioneer a new paradigm of riskier but less expensive science missions.

The Commercial Launch Company

Won a $7.95 million contract last year to haul NASA’s six TROPICS spacecraft into orbit using three rockets.

The First of the Three

TROPICS missions is set for liftoff during a two-hour window opening at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) Sunday. 

Astra Delivered the Rocket to Florida’s

Space Coast last month from its California factory, then completed a test-firing of the booster’s five engines at Space Launch Complex 46.

The First Two Tropics Satellites

Are mounted inside a deployer on top of the 43-foot-tall (13.1-meter) Astra launcher, which the company calls Rocket 3.3, or tail number LV0010.

Are You Finally Ready to Meet

Your True Soulmate?

Many people are shocked to see what their soulmate actually looks like.


Do You Want Your Soulmate Drawing?