NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Blue Ghost Mission 2

Launch Time
NET 2026

Rocket

MLV
Image Credit: Firefly Aerospace
Firefly
Status: Planned
Liftoff Thrust: 7,161 kN
Payload to LEO: 16,000 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 58.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 15.0 m

Mission Details

Blue Ghost Mission 2

Second launch of Firefly Aerospace's Blue Ghost lunar lander under a NASA CLPS contract. It will debut a new two-stage version of Blue Ghost utilizing a modified Firefly SUV (Space Utility Vehicle) to place it and the European Space Agency's Lunar Pathfinder satellite into Lunar orbit. Blue Ghost will then attempt to land on the far side of the Moon.

Highly Elliptical Orbit

Location

LP-0A, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA