Firefly Aerospace

Flight Three

Launch Overview

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May 2023

May 2023

To be determined

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB

Mission Details

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

Who is 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.

What Is 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.


Reaver 1

The Reaver 1 engines are used on Firefly Alpha rockets that provides launch options for both full vehicle and rideshare customers

Lightning 1

The Lightning 1 was designed for the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle.

Rocket Overview


Firefly Alpha

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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