Firefly Aerospace - Firefly Alpha “To The Black” patch.
Oct. 1, 2022
Firefly Alpha “To The Black” liftoff
Firefly Aerospace launched its second Firefly Alpha launch vehicle (Alpha Flight 2 - FLTA002 - “To The Black”) from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on 1 October 2022, at 07:01 UTC (01:01 PDT).
Firefly Alpha “To The Black” launch (FLTA002)
For the first time for Firefly, the mission was successful, all the small satellites being deployed into orbit.
Firefly Alpha in orbit
Alpha Flight 2: To The Black is Firefly’s second technology demonstration flight that attempt to launch multiple satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO) from our launch site (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Alpha first insert into an elliptical transfer orbit, coast to apogee, and perform a circularization burn.
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