astra emphasizes rapid iteration in its quest for low cost rapid launch
As Astra prepares for its first orbital launch attempt, the company is setting expectations accordingly and taking the long view towards its goal of frequent, low-cost access to space. SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
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