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Flight Four

Firefly Alpha

Firefly Aerospace

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Mission

Flight Four

Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $15,000,000

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

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

711 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Firefly Alpha – Firefly Aerospace

  • Family: Firefly Alpha
  • Length: 29 m
  • Diameter: 1.82 m
  • Launch Mass: 54 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 kg

The Firefly Alpha was manufactured by Firefly Aerospace with the first launch on 2021-09-03. Firefly Alpha has 1 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. 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.

Agency

Firefly Aerospace – FA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: FA
  • Administration: Bill Weber
  • Founded: 2014
  • Country: USA

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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