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Firefly Aerospace Enters Launch Brokerage Agreement with Spaceflight

  

Dec. 20, 2018

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. announced today the execution of a Launch and Brokerage Services Agreement (LBSA) with Spaceflight, the leading provider of launch and mission management services. Through the LBSA, Spaceflight will offer dedicated rideshare launch opportunities on the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle and work with Firefly to manifest excess Alpha capacity.

"Spaceflight has a proven expertise in payload aggregation and mission management," said Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic. "Its recent SSO-A dedicated rideshare mission set a new standard for complex small satellite aggregation and deployment. It was a significant step forward for the entire NewSpace industry."

Curt Blake, Spaceflight CEO, added, "With the expanding small satellite market comes the need for more dedicated rideshare missions. The Firefly Alpha 630kg-to-SSO payload capacity is an ideal size for frequent and affordable rideshare opportunities, and we're looking forward to adding this capacity to our offering to help more organizations get to space."

Les Kovacs, Firefly Vice President of Business Development, added that, "It's an exciting time for the space industry. The advanced capabilities offered by the next generation of small satellites will allow novel applications of space-based capabilities. Our partnership with Spaceflight will ensure that heritage aerospace companies and NewSpace entrepreneurs have access to the shared resource of low earth orbit and the launch capability required to successfully execute their business plans."

 

 

 

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