Time is running out for rocket company Astra to successfully launch its first orbital rocket and claim the first part of a prize offered by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. A three-hour launch window opens today at 3:30pm ET (20:30 UTC) for liftoff of Astra's "One of Three" rocket from a spaceport in Kodiak, Alaska.
Astra, which is based in Alameda, California, has been trying to launch the rocket for several days. On Friday, the company completed a successful wet dress rehearsal and on Saturday morning conducted a Launch Readiness Review with the Federal Aviation Administration. However, due to poor weather conditions, Saturday's launch attempt had to be scrubbed. ConditRead More – Source