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Maiden Flight

Firefly Alpha

Firefly Aerospace

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

Maiden Flight

Type: Test Flight

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

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

Firefly Alpha

Length: 29 meters
Diameter: 1.82 meters

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.

The Firefly Alpha rocket has been launched a total of 0 times with 0 successful and 0 failed launches.

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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
5 months ago

I’d love to watch that bird fly! Enough delays! As Al Shepard once said “Fix your little problems and light this candle!”

Lee A. Waddell
Lee A. Waddell
3 months ago

Maybe launch at 6 or 7 for a better light show!

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Lee A. Waddell
3 months ago

I second that Lee.Except That I doubt Firefly Aerospace decides when to launch based on what we want.They decide on What’s best for them and their customers.

Louise Kebort
Louise Kebort
3 months ago

I think it is scheduled for Monday, March 15th 10am

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Louise Kebort
3 months ago

What is your source?

Nick
Nick
3 months ago

Where is the source you guys got this date? I feel like Firefly would have been a little more clear that they would be launching on this date, but I cannot find anything.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

Everything looks go for Tuesday March 30th Unless there are delays.

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

Aaron,

Where are you getting this info? I would love to see a launch but don’t want to book travel on a rumor.

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Nick
2 months ago

The date has not been confirmed if the status is showing date and time may change.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
2 months ago

The date and time may change right up until the moment of liftoff.Remembet there are delays.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
20 days ago

Dude you were also just saying that it was scheduled for March 30th!!! That is so hypocritical…

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Nick
2 months ago

Hey Nick, It’s on a yet to be released date in April. Check back here in a week or so.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

Alright,enough you guys at Firefly.As al Shepard once said,”Fix your little problems and light this candle!”

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 month ago

Keep your pants on, Aaron! Being patient helps life be a lot easier

Last edited 1 month ago by Rocket Nerd
Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

It looks like it is tentatively scheduled for the twetbtynineth of this month.

John
John
1 month ago

I booked a hotel just for this rocket scheduled to launch on April 29 @5PM, very regret it delays for another month.

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Rocket launch dates are rarely confirmed more than a week out. Especially for a maiden flight.

John
John
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 month ago

Very true, and I rebooked the hotel to May 29 and 30, Maiden Flight delayed another month and the new schedule is still unknown.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  John
1 month ago

So stop booking and wait!

Scott Enright
Scott Enright
1 month ago

Was driving around the base after the NROL launch and there it was right next to me. Small version of Space-X type missile. Should be fun to see takeoff to see what kind of kick it has.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Scott Enright
1 month ago

Wait this is a missile?!?!

John Reed
John Reed
Reply to  Rocket Nerd
1 month ago

Of course not, this is a rocket… just a smaller one. The definition of missile is this:”a weapon that is self-propelled or directed by remote control, carrying conventional or nuclear explosive.” This is just a demo mission for the company

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  John Reed
27 days ago

Eventually will it turn into a missle they’re just testing the rocket part of it?? Because Scott Enright mentioned missile….

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 month ago

If I said it once,I’ve said it a thousand times:’Fix your little problems and light this candle.”

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
27 days ago

Make that the one thousandth and first

Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 month ago

Fingers xed for a safe and successful launch folks.

WaxyScorpion 308
WaxyScorpion 308
24 days ago

Never heard of Firefly before, but best wishes and have a successful launch.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  WaxyScorpion 308
20 days ago

I agree with Scorpion 100% of the way. Haven’t heard of Firefly before, but I wish for a successful launch. Well said!

Last edited 20 days ago by Rocket Nerd