This agreement further positions Firefly as a leader in small-lift launch services, as the company ramps up production of their Alpha vehicle to support the growing needs of government and commercial customers.
Firefly will provide rapid launch capabilities for L3Harris to achieve direct access to LEO at a lower cost and support the responsive space needs of the U.S. Government (USG). The three missions will launch from Firefly’s SLC-2 launch site at Vandenberg Space Force Base.
With the capability to launch more than 1,000 kg. to LEO, Firefly’s Alpha vehicle provides affordable, responsive, and reliable launch services for small satellites and spacecraft. Firefly is ramping up Alpha production at its rocket manufacturing and test site in Briggs, Texas, to support multiple government and commercial launches, while also doubling the size of its facilities to support the ongoing development of its medium launch vehicle that will first launch in 2025.
“Firefly is honored to support the ongoing mission needs of L3Harris as they continue to deliver satellite systems that advance our national security. Firefly’s team, facilities, and manufacturing capabilities are positioned to rapidly respond to industry demand for our small- and medium-lift launch services, ensuring mission success for each customer.” — Bill Weber, CEO, Firefly Aerospace