FLTA001 (Maiden Flight)
FLTA001 (Maiden Flight)
Type: Test Flight
Launch Cost: $15,000,000
First flight of the new Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace. It will carry Firefly’s DREAM (Dedicated Research & Education Accelerator Mission), which includes various payloads like cubesats, personal items, pictures, DNA samples and more to inspire young people to pursue STEM education.
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Space Launch Complex 2W
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
714 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.
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.
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.
All the best to FA being your maiden flight. Make it count for the future .
This is the start of something big .Small sat launchers have a place in the space vehicle food chain . Success is pending Firefly A.
I need a tentative date for launch so I can change my hotel reservations. Can anybody help me.
This launch doesn’t have a date yet and has been delayed several times. Keep checking back for updates.
Latest date, put out by the company is Sep 2. “Firefly announced Aug. 19 that it had set a Sept. 2 date for the first launch of its Alpha rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California”.
I hope all the best for a successful launch.Finally ,They may be getting off the ground soon.
Will the vehicle be visible from areas of So Cal ?
Should be visible from all california.
Congrats on the First attempt, very impressive !!
So close yet so far FA.
Remember these famous words “Failure is not an option”.
The future is waiting for small sat launchers.
The DREAM and STEM will wait for your next launch .