Firefly Alpha – Firefly Aerospace Family: Firefly Alpha Length: 29 meters Diameter: 1.82 meters Launch Mass: 54 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 The Firefly Alpha was manufactured by Firefly Aerospace with the first launch on . Firefly Alpha has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 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. Manufacturer 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. Firefly Aerospace is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 2014 and is administered by Tom Markusic. Firefly Aerospace has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 launches.