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  • Antares rocket to see new life with upgraded ‘330’ variant

    Derek RichardsonAugust 8th, 2022

    Northrop Grumman is partnering with Firefly Aerospace to create a new version of the Antares rocket following disruptions caused by Russia's war in Ukraine.

  • Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket explodes minutes after launch

    Theresa CrossSeptember 2nd, 2021

    After years of development, Firefly Aerospace launched its first Alpha rocket on its first attempt. However, the vehicle exploded some 2.5 minutes into flight.

  • Max Polyakov’s Firefly Aerospace opens R&D center in Dnipro City, Ukraine

    Press ReleaseMay 29th, 2018

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, joined the opening of a branch of the American company Firefly Aerospace, relaunched by Max Polyakov - in Dnipro, Ukraine. It is designed to develop lightweight rockets for launching cargo into space. The restart of the enterprise could help make advances to the aerospace industry in the country.

  • Firefly Aerospace demos its Lightning 1 engine

    Derek RichardsonMarch 17th, 2018

    CEDAR PARK, Texas -- In a demo for a crowd of people from the Austin, Texas South by Southwest festival, Firefly Aerospace fired its "Lightning 1" engine at 10 percent thrust for about one minute. It is hoped the engine design will propel the second stage of the company's "Firefly Alpha" rocket into space as early as 2019.