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General Atomics Taps Firefly Aerospace to Launch NASA Payload for Aerosols Study Mission

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General Atomics' electromagnetic systems business has selected Firefly Aerospace to perform launch services for a GA-EMS satellite carrying an instrument that NASA will use to study how aerosols in the atmosphere affect human health. Firefly will use its Alpha rocket to launch the Orbital Test Bed satellite, equipped with the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols instrument, in 2022 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, General Atomics said Thursday.

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Launch Vehicle Developer Firefly Aerospace Looks to Raise $350M in Funding Round; Tom Markusic Quoted

Tom Markusic CEO Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace plans to raise $350 million in funds to ramp up production, advance long-term growth initiatives and further develop a larger launch vehicle, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Tom Markusic, CEO of Firefly Aerospace, said the company would use $125 million of the funds to support “product enhancements” such as tooling and facilities to scale up the production of its launch vehicles.

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ALS, Firefly Aerospace Ink Contract for Four Alpha Rocket Launches

Firefly Alpha rocket

Adaptive Launch Solutions, a satellite integrator and multi-manifest hardware provider, has agreed to conduct launch services with Firefly Aerospace's launch vehicle in response to small satellite demands from government operators and commercial owners. Firefly said Wednesday its Alpha rocket will be used in four ALS-led smallsat launches starting 2021 under a multi-year agreement.

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Firefly Aerospace to Open New Production, Launch Facilities in Florida

Firefly Aerospace has announced plans to open manufacturing and launch facilities within Cape Canaveral Spaceport in Florida. The company said Friday it will invest $52M to construct production facilities at Exploration Park and begin launch operations at Space Launch Complex 20 as part of an agreement with Space Florida, the state’s spaceport development authority.

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