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Noise of Summer

Alpha FLTA005 will launch eight CubeSats in support of Firefly’s Venture-Class Launch Services Demo 2 contract with NASA.

FLTA005 (Noise of Summer)

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Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Technology

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Space Launch Complex 2W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Fifth flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher, carrying eight cubesats for NASA's ELaNa 43 (Educational Launch of a Nanosatellite) mission.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • July 4, 2024, 6:16 a.m.

Launch success with all payloads deployed.


Cosmic_Penguin • July 4, 2024, 4:04 a.m.

Liftoff.


LL2 • July 4, 2024, 3:31 a.m.

Official Webcast by Firefly Aerospace has started


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
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  • Name
    Firefly Alpha
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  • 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

Firefly Aerospace

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Bill Weber Founded: 2014 Successes: 3 Failures: 2 Pending: 1

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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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