Upcoming Firefly Rocket Launches to Space, Livestreams & Events

All Firefly dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
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NRO Firefly Alpha FLTA006 Elytra-1

2024

Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha RocketNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO)FLTA006 Elytra-1Firefly Elytra Dawn Space Utility Vehicle (SUV)Xtenti FANTM-RiDESun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit

@Firefly_Space Our first Elytra mission is set to launch aboard Alpha in 2024! As the first of many missions utilizing multiple Firefly vehicles, this demonstration will lay the groundwork for Firefly’s end-to-end mission solutions with rapid launch, deployment, and on-orbit services
This is also our second responsive space mission, deploying on-orbit payloads at a time and place of our customers’ choosing in support of Xtenti follow-on study contract with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), this mission will demonstrate a rapid payload reconfiguration prior to launching on Alpha and utilizing Elytra to deploy multiple satellites at a time and place of the NRO's choosing

Firefly Elytra Dawn

NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M1 Lunar Lander to the Moon

2024

Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Italian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Lunar GNSS Receiver Experiment (LuGRE)Montana State University (MSU) Radiation Tolerant Computer (RadPC-Lunar)Moon | Explorer

@Firefly_Space Blue Ghost Mission 1 update: Payload #8 has arrived! The team successfully fit-checked Honeybee Robotics's Lunar Instrumentation for Subsurface Thermal Exploration with Rapidity (LISTER)

Firefly Blue Ghost Lunar Lander

NASA Cygnus NG-23 (CRS-23) to International Space Station (ISS)

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

NET June 2025

Launch Complex 0 Pad A (LP-0A) • Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) • Maiden Flight Antares 330 • Seven Firefly Miranda Engines • Three Castor 30XL Solid Motors Second Stage • Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-23 (CRS-23) • NASA Commercial Resupply Service Phase 2 (CRS-2)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)International Space Station (ISS)

@Firefly_Space The Firefly crew completed our 1st Miranda hot fire! 7 of these 230,000 lbf engines will power the 1st stage of Northrop Grumman Space Systems's Antares 330 & the Medium Launch Vehicle we're developing together. More to come as we work towards a full-duration hot fire

Northrop Grumman Antares

NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M2 Lunar Lander to the Moon

2026

Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Experiment at Night (LuSEE-Night)ESA Lunar Pathfinder | SSTL Lunar PathfinderMoon | Explorer

@Firefly_Space Another big lunar win! Firefly was awarded its third NASA CLPS contract to provide radio frequency calibration services from lunar orbit. As part of Blue Ghost Mission 2, these services will allow NASA’s LuSEE-Night radio telescope to further unlock the origins of the universe

Firefly Blue Ghost Lunar Lander

Recent Videos of Firefly Rocket Launches to Space & Events

Classified USSF Firefly Alpha FLTA003 VICTUS NOX (TacRS-3)

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Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha RocketUnited Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command (SSC) | Orbital Services Program 4 (OSP-4) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS-3)Millennium Space SystemsFLTA003 VICTUS NOXSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitFCC

Schedule of Upcoming Firefly Rocket Launches to Space, Livestreams & Events

All Firefly dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
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  • TBC (To Be Confirmed)
  • TBD (To Be Determined)
DateMissionLivestreamNotes
2024NASA Firefly Alpha FLTA005 VCLS-2 Smallsat Rideshare (ELaNa 43)Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha RocketNASA Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) Demo 2 • Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 43 • FLTA005 VCLS DEMO 2Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024NRO Firefly Alpha FLTA006 Elytra-1Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha RocketNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO)FLTA006 Elytra-1Firefly Elytra Dawn Space Utility Vehicle (SUV)Xtenti FANTM-RiDESun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit
2024NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M1 Lunar Lander to the MoonSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Italian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Lunar GNSS Receiver Experiment (LuGRE)Montana State University (MSU) Radiation Tolerant Computer (RadPC-Lunar)Moon | Explorer
NET June 2025NASA Cygnus NG-23 (CRS-23) to International Space Station (ISS)Launch Complex 0 Pad A (LP-0A) • Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) • Maiden Flight Antares 330 • Seven Firefly Miranda Engines • Three Castor 30XL Solid Motors Second Stage • Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-23 (CRS-23) • NASA Commercial Resupply Service Phase 2 (CRS-2)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)International Space Station (ISS)
2026NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M2 Lunar Lander to the MoonSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Experiment at Night (LuSEE-Night)ESA Lunar Pathfinder | SSTL Lunar PathfinderMoon | Explorer

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Recent Firefly Rocket Launches to Space & Events

DateMissionNotes
2023-12-22 17:32 UTCFirefly Alpha FLTA004 Fly the LightningSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha RocketFLTA004 Fly the Lightning | Lockheed Martin Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) Technology Demonstrator • Second Stage Anomaly • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2023-09-15 02:28 UTCClassified USSF Firefly Alpha FLTA003 VICTUS NOX (TacRS-3)Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha RocketUnited Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command (SSC) | Orbital Services Program 4 (OSP-4) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS-3)Millennium Space SystemsFLTA003 VICTUS NOXSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitFCC
2022-10-01 07:01 UTCFirefly Alpha FLTA002 To The Black Smallsat RideshareSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha Rocket • Four Reaver 1 Kerolox Tap-Off Cycle Engines • Single Lightning 1 Kerolox Second Stage Engine • Libre Space PICOBUSFOSSASat-1BLibre Space QUBIKNASA TechEdSat-15Teachers in Space SerenityLow Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2021-09-03 01:59 UTCFirefly Alpha FLTA001 Smallsat RideshareSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Firefly Alpha Rocket Maiden Flight • Anomaly

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