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FLTA003 (VICTUS NOX)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 2W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Third flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher, carrying a payload for the US Department of Defense.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 15, 2023, 6:44 a.m.

Launch success with satellite deployed.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 15, 2023, 2:34 a.m.

Liftoff.


Nosu • Sept. 14, 2023, 7:28 a.m.

Adding probable launch window


Firefly Alpha

Family: Firefly Alpha
Configuration:

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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Bill Weber Founded: 2014 Successes: 2 Failures: 2 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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