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Affordable small launch requires the lightest, strongest materials available. sat down with Firefly engineers for in-depth look at Alpha. Check out the most detailed information we’ve ever released on Alpha design!
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Michael Sheetz Oct 22
Replying to @thesheetztweetz
Only a handful of tests remain until Alpha’s first launch. Firefly conducted a final engine test with the rocket’s first stage two weeks ago, with a second stage engine test up next.
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 22
. at spoke with Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic about our recent Stage 1 acceptance testing, Alpha's upcoming first flight, our spacecraft program and much more. Check it out!
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 21
Replying to @kierfortier
Thanks Kier!
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 20
Firefly Aerospace announces the successful acceptance test of the first stage of its Alpha launch vehicle for its inaugural flight later this year and the execution of new customer agreements with Spire Global and Geometric Space Corporation.
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 16
Replying to @ATXTodd
Thanks Todd!
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 16
Please see the below statement regarding the fire which occurred yesterday at Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 15
Very cool picture Andrew!
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 10
The Firefly Alpha Flight 1 Stage 1 passed its Final Acceptance Test yesterday! After a final inspection, it will be transported to Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for launch. Great work by the over 300+ Firefly team to achieve this important milestone!
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 7
Replying to @Firefly_Space
flight-like loads (plus a 25% safety factor) utilizing the TS-4 structural test stand at the Firefly Briggs Site.
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 7
The final structural component of the Alpha first flight vehicle has completed acceptance testing! The Payload Attach Fitting (PAF) is a conical composite structure which supports the payload stack on top of the rocket. This structure was tested yesterday by applying
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Firefly Aerospace Oct 1
Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic Zoomed in with Casey Claiborne to discuss our recent Stage 1 testing, our Genesis lunar lander program, the upcoming first Alpha launch and more!
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 30
. reports on our recent Flight 1 Stage 1 Acceptance Test and our upcoming Alpha launch for .
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 29
Today is the day for AFWERX Engage Space challenge. Firefly is live in our booth discussing our Transportable Launch System. Come join us!
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 24
Firefly in the News: Brent Wistrom from Austin Inno covers Firefly's recent Stage 1 testing: .
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 22
Some additional footage of last weekend's Alpha Flight 1 Stage 1 acceptance testing. Check out the engines gimballing for the thrust vector control maneuvers. Volume up!
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 20
Replying to @pufferceII
Yes, we use TEA-TEB for ignition.
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 19
Replying to @Firefly_Space
Another view of tonight's test!
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Firefly Aerospace Sep 19
Today we performed a test of the Alpha flight first stage. The four Reaver engines performed 35 seconds of thrust vector control maneuvers, challenging the flame deflectors to constrain all that Reaver power! Today's test was a major step in Firefly's march to first flight.
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Texas Space Grant Sep 18
Calling Artists ages 3-18! Enter the 11th Annual International Student Art Contest, sponsored by . Submit your original artwork on the 2021 theme, “How Space Technology Helps Improve Life on Earth.” Learn more at:
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