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Status

Failure

DREAM (Demo Flight)

Launch Time
Fri Sep 03, 2021 01:59 UTC

The first flight of Firefly Alpha.

One of the Reaver Engines on the first stage was shutdown 15 seconds into the flight. The vehicle continued for another two minutes until it passed Mach 1, where it flipped out of control and was destroyed by range safety.

Rocket

Firefly Alpha
Firefly
Status: Active
Price: $15.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 736 kN
Payload to LEO: 1,000 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 29.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 2.0 m
Fairing Height: 5.0 m

Mission Details

Dedicated Research and Education Accelerator Mission (DREAM)

The DREAM payload is composed of 26 different CubeSats:

- BSS1
- CRESST DREAM COMET
- Firefly Capsule 1
- FossaSat-1B & 2
- GENESIS-L & N
- Hiapo
- Magneto
- NPS-CENETIX-Orbital 1
- Qubik-1 & 2
- Spinnaker 3
- TIS Serenity (TISSCCE)
- Others

Payloads: 26
Near Polar Earth Orbit

Location

SLC-2W, Vandenberg SFB, California, USA

Stats

2021

84th orbital launch attempt

Firefly Alpha

1st mission
1st failed mission