Firefly Poised For First Launch Attempt

Alpha launch vehicle.
Credit: Irene Klotz

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, California—Firefly Aerospace is on track for the first flight test of its Alpha launch vehicle, a two-stage, liquid-oxygen-and-kerosene-fueled booster designed to carry 2,205 lb. to low Earth orbit (LEO). A 4-hr. launch window from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg...

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