Max Question: Firefly won the night

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In this issue:

  • Firefly Aerospace won the night
  • News from Varada Space and more

Firefly Aerospace successfully launched a satellite for the US Space Force with only 24 hours notice, a record-setting demonstration of rapid launch capabilities for national security missions.

The company launched the Victus Knox mission in the first available window, with Alpha leaving the pad just 27 hours after being notified of the launch.

Rocket launch at night

Image Credits: Firefly Aerospace (opens in new window)

More news from TC

  • Exploration Company Signed a cargo delivery agreement with private space station developer Axiom Space, as well as a launch agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization.
  • Open the CosmosThe UK-based satellite startup raised $50 million, a standout number given the current climate for investment.
  • Rocket Lab Virgin Orbit’s old headquarters and manufacturing complex has been converted into a rocket engine development center.
  • Techstars 12 new companies have been selected to join the space accelerator’s fall cohort, with startups working on everything from launch to in-space servicing.
  • Varda space Earlier this month the US Air Force rejected the re-entry request, pushing back the timeline for the company’s first space product demonstration.
Nyx Orbital Vehicle The Exploration Company

Image Credits: Exploration Company (opens in new window)

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