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Firefly Aerospace scrubs launch after rocket engine shuts down

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Firefly Aerospace has reached orbit with its new rocket. The company tweeted that the launch was 100% successful. The first Alpha was launched from Vandenberg on Sept. 2, 2021, but did not reach orbit and was intentionally destroyed in flight as it tumbled out of control.
2 months ago·V A F B, United States

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Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket reaches orbit for first time. Details here

The Alpha rocket designed by Firefly Aerospace is an expendable launch vehicle with 1,170 kg (2,580 lb) payload capability to low Earth orbit and 745 kg (1,642 lb) Sun-synchronous orbit.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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'100% mission success': Firefly Aerospace rocket finally makes it to space

A day earlier, an attempt to launch Firefly's Alpha abruptly ended when the engines ignited but the rocket automatically aborted the liftoff.

2 months ago·United States
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Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit with new Alpha rocket

Firefly Aerospace has reached orbit with its new rocket. The new aerospace company's Alpha rocket lifted off from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base early Saturday and arced over the dark

2 months ago·United States
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Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit with new Alpha rocket

Firefly Aerospace has reached orbit with its new rocket

2 months ago·United States
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Firefly successfully launches unmanned rocket

Texas-based commercial rocket company Firefly launched a rocket into space Friday morning, about a year after a previous attempt ended in an explosion.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit with new Alpha rocket

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Firefly Aerospace has reached orbit with its new rocket. The new aerospace company’s Alpha rocket lifted off from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base early Saturday and arced over the dark Pacific. A short time later the rocket deployed small satellites designed for a variety of technology experiments and demonstrations, as well as educational purposes. The company tweeted that the launch was 100% …

2 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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