Yesterday evening’s (Tuesday evening’s) rocket launch was scrubbed at the Pacific Spaceport Complex near Pasagshak.
Astra, an aerospace company based in California, was making a second attempt to launch their Rocket 3.1, a small rocket capable of delivering small satellites to a low orbit cluster of telecommunications satellites, after their first attempt on Sunday. That launch was canceled due to a wayward boat in their hazard zone.
But with favorable weather conditions on Tuesday, Astra tried again. However, troubleshooting what they called a QUOTE “minor issue” UNQUOTE took longer than they expected.
The launch window that was approved by the FAA ended at 8:00 pm, and because of the delay, Astra could not launch in time.
Today’s (Wednesday’s) weather is not favorable for a launch, so Astra will make a third attempt on Thursday.