Firefly Alpha Firefly Alpha
Flight Three

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

Mission Type Unknown
Orbit Low Earth Orbit
Firefly Alpha
Firefly Alpha

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
Thrust 736kN
Length 29m
Diameter 1.82m
LEO Capacity 1000kg
GTO Capacity Unknown
Launch Cost $15m
Firefly Aerospace
Firefly Aerospace

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.

Type Commercial
Administrator Tom Markusic
Launch Vehicles None
Spacecraft None
Space Launch Complex 2W
Space Launch Complex 2W
Location Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Total Launches 93
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