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Flight Three

Firefly Alpha

Firefly Aerospace

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Mission

Flight Three

Type: Unknown
Launch Cost: $15,000,000

Third flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher, carrying its first payload for NASA.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

703 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 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 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

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: FA
Administration: Tom Markusic
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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