Maiden Flight

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

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

First flight of the new Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • May 4, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

Launch is NET mid-June.


SwGustav • Jan. 29, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

NET March 14th


spacevogel • Nov. 27, 2020, 6:09 p.m.

Launch is NET January 2021


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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.82 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    54 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Firefly Alpha
  • Family
    Firefly Alpha
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Firefly Alpha
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $15M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    600 kg

Firefly Aerospace

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Tom Markusic Founded: 2014 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 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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