Firefly Alpha | FLTA004 Fly the Lightning

Firefly Alpha | FLTA004 Fly the Lightning

Space Launch Complex 2W
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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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.

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FLTA004 Fly the Lightning

Firefly’s Alpha rocket will launch Lockheed Martin’s new wideband Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) technology integrated on a Terran Orbital Nebula satellite bus. Developed within Lockheed Martin Space’s Ignite organization using a proprietary design, the ESA payload will demonstrate faster on-orbit sensor calibration to deliver rapid capabilities to U.S. warfighters.

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Firefly Alpha


Height 29.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 736 kN

Diameter 1.82 Meters

Mass To LEO 1000 kg

Liftoff Mass 54 Tonnes


Launch Success 2

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight 2021-09-03

Launch Failures 2


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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-23T05:48:45+0000

Updated launch status following confirmation of stage 2 2nd burn failure.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-22T17:32:43+0000

Liftoff.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-22T16:45:01+0000

Updated T-0.

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LL2

2023-12-22T16:28:32+0000

Livestream has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-22T15:59:55+0000

Weather 40% GO.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-22T14:29:09+0000

New T-0.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-21T00:31:29+0000

Confirmed rescheduled for December 22.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-20T19:24:10+0000

Tentatively planned for December 22.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-20T15:43:38+0000

Scrubbed due to weather, next launch attempt TBD.

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Nosu

2023-12-20T14:46:02+0000

Updating T-0

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hitura-nobad

2023-12-20T13:53:57+0000

Weather 30% GO

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hitura-nobad

2023-12-18T21:21:23+0000

Setting GO

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-17T03:57:44+0000

NET December 20 per marine navigation warnings.

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hitura-nobad

2023-11-27T18:44:43+0000

Added launch

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