Firefly Aerospace Launch Rescheduled for Sep 29

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Firefly Aerospace Launch Rescheduled for Sep 29
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​Update by the edhat staff
September 19, 2022

Firefly Aerospace has moved their launch window to no earlier than September 29 due to weather and the potential for storms off the coast. 


​Update by the edhat staff
September 12, 2022

The Firefly Aerospace launch rescheduled for Monday was scrubbed again, this time due to violation of wind constraints.

Firefly has secured September 19-20 at Vandenberg Space Force Base for the next launch attempts.


​Update by the edhat staff
September 11, 2022

Firefly Aerospace has postponed its second rocket from Vandenberg to Monday.

The company's Twitter pages stated, "Our launch today was scrubbed due to a drop in helium pressure.  The Firefly team is on it, and we will use our launch window tomorrow which opens at 3:00 PM PDT with our host Everyday Astronaut."


By the edhat staff
September 11, 2022

Firefly Aerospace is aiming to launch its second rocket from Vandenberg on Sunday after their first launch exploded.

The Firefly Alpha Rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base's Space Launch Complex 2-West in a 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. launch window.

Just over a year ago, the rocket's first launch ended in an explosion about 2 minutes and 30 seconds after launching, sending debris into the backyards of residential homes as far as Orcutt. There were no reported injuries.

The private rocket company stated the rocket had experienced an anomaly during the first stage ascent.

Alpha Flight 2: To The Black is Firefly’s will attempt to launch multiple satellites to low Earth orbit. Alpha will first insert into an elliptical transfer orbit, coast to apogee, and perform a circularization burn.

Firefly Alpha is designed to address the needs of the burgeoning small–satellite market. 

Video of the launch can be seen below:

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bicyclist Sep 28, 2022 09:00 PM
Firefly Aerospace Launch Rescheduled for Sep 29

Fingers crossed hoping third times a charm:
"Liftoff now is planned between 12:01 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday, according to Firefly, with a backup opportunity on Saturday morning."
https://firefly.com/

bicyclist Sep 29, 2022 10:04 AM
Firefly Aerospace Launch Rescheduled for Sep 29

Press Kit has lots of info:
https://firefly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/September-2022-Press-Kit-v2.pdf
the "Launch Schedule" page 7, list the events starting at T-8...

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