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Alameda, California-based Astra Space has begun trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ASTR” following the completion of its merger with special purpose acquisition company Holicity. Shareholders in Holicity on Wednesday gave their approval of the deal, and Astra said it will use the $500 million raised from the transaction to further develop its […] More

Astra Space has secured a $7.9 million contract to help NASA launch six CubeSat small satellites designed to help meteorologists study storms. The company's Rocket 3 launch vehicle will carry the smallsats to space as part of the space agency's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats or TROPICS mission, NASA said Saturday.

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Astra Space has scheduled a launch window starting Aug. 27 for its pioneer commercial orbital demonstration, where the U.S. Space Force is set to liftoff a test payload for the Space Test Program. The company said Thursday the demonstration is slated to launch from its Kodiak Spaceport in Alaska and it will also conduct a […] More

The U.S. Space Force has tasked Atmosphere and Space Technology Research Associates to build and test a military-grade prototype technology intended to characterize Earth's clouds. ASTRA said Tuesday it will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Pumpkin and Atmospheric and Environmental Research to develop the cloud characterization system.

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Astrapi has won a phase two contract under the U.S. Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research program to produce a software-defined radio prototype that could enable communications and signal processing in space. The Dallas, Texas-based small business said Monday the prototype will utilize its spiral modulation capability in delivering increased data to and from warfighters […] More
Chris Thompson, former chief engineer of advanced projects at Astra, was named chief technology officer of Phantom Space, where he will lead the development of launch vehicles and satellites and oversee related efforts. The Tucson, Arizona-based space transportation technology development and manufacturing company said Thursday Thompson brings to his new role decades-long experience in the […] More
Michele Flournoy, a former Department of Defense official, has been appointed to the board of directors at launch services provider Astra Space and she will serve on the nominating and corporate governance committee. Flournoy is a managing partner of WestExec Advisors, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm she established with several other government veterans, and a […] More
Stratos Davlos, former executive at IBM‘s Watson business, will lead a software team at Astra as part of his appointment as the space services provider’s senior vice president of software. The 20-year veteran in artificial intelligence and machine learning will oversee the intelligent operating system that supports Astra’s space platform and operations, the California-based company […] More
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