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FLTA002 (To The Black)

Firefly Alpha

Firefly Aerospace

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Mission

FLTA002 (To The Black)

Type: Test Flight
Launch Cost: $15,000,000

Second test flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.

Mission patch for FLTA002 (To The Black)

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

702 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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
24 days ago

Test flight here we come.!

Timothy W Dailey
Timothy W Dailey
16 days ago

Good Luck!

Rich
Rich
14 days ago

Hoping you are successful, best of luck.
Rocket Launch Count of 702 I believe is way on the low side.

craig priest
craig priest
14 days ago

Drove up yesterday from the OC. Looking forward to a successful launch. Good luck to all involved.

Jason Monroe
Jason Monroe
13 days ago

Fly to the darkness of space

Ramon Garza
Ramon Garza
8 days ago

Will we see any plumes that late at night?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Ramon Garza
8 days ago

Do you mean the jellyfish effect? The jellyfish effect only happens just before sunrise and just after sunset.

Russell Brown
Russell Brown
2 days ago

Is it worth watching the launch in person (as close as possible). I use to live in the area but never watched a launch. Will be in town that week and would love to see a launch if their worth it. Thanks

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Russell Brown
2 days ago

We love watching launches and think it is worth watching and hearing a launch.