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[SCRUBBED] Watch Firefly's Second Orbital Launch Attempt Of Their Alpha Rocket!

Firefly Aerospace is the next private rocket company that aims to achieve orbit with its second launch attempt of their brand new Alpha launch vehicle. Alpha...

[SCRUBBED][4K] Watch Firefly's Second Orbital Launch Attempt Of Their Alpha Rocket!

Firefly Aerospace is the next private rocket company that aims to achieve orbit with its second launch attempt of their brand new Alpha launch vehicle. Alpha...

[SCRUBBED][4K] Watch Firefly's Second Orbital Launch Attempt Of Their Alpha Rocket!

Firefly Aerospace is the next private rocket company that aims to achieve orbit with its second launch attempt of their brand new Alpha launch vehicle. Alpha...

FLTA002 -To The Black

Alpha Flight 2: To The Black is Firefly's second technology demonstration flight that will attempt to launch multiple satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) from our launch site (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Space Force Base. FLTA002 will use a transfer orbit, fly an elliptical trajectory, coast to apogee, and...

FLTA002 (To The Black)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 2W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA Probability: 100% #ToTheBlack

Second test flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.

Updates

Nosu • Oct. 1, 2022, 8:35 a.m.

Launch success confirmed


Nosu • Oct. 1, 2022, 7:01 a.m.

Liftoff


SwGustav • Oct. 1, 2022, 12:14 a.m.

Setting GO


Firefly Alpha

Family: Firefly Alpha
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Firefly Alpha (Firefly α) is a two-stage orbital expendable launch vehicle developed by the American aerospace company Firefly Aerospace to cover the commercial small satellite launch market. Alpha is intended to provide launch options for both full vehicle and ride share customers.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.82 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.21 m
  • Launch Mass
    54 T
  • Thrust
    736 kN
Family
  • Name
    Firefly Alpha
  • Family
    Firefly Alpha
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Firefly Alpha
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $15000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    630 kg

Firefly Aerospace

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Tom Markusic Founded: 2014 Successes: 1 Failures: 1 Pending: 1

Agency Type: Commercial

Firefly Aerospace is an American private aerospace firm based in Austin, Texas, that develops small and medium-sized launch vehicles for commercial launches to orbit.

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