Max Q: Firefly conquered the night time

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On this concern:

  • Firefly Aerospace conquered the night time
  • Information from Varda House and extra

Firefly Aerospace efficiently launched a satellite tv for pc for the U.S. House Drive with simply 24 hours’ discover, in a record-setting demonstration of speedy launch capabilities for nationwide safety missions.

The corporate launched the Victus Nox mission on the first out there window, with Alpha leaving the pad simply 27 hours after the launch discover was acquired.

rocket launch at night

Picture Credit: Firefly Aerospace (opens in a brand new window)

Extra information from throughout TC

  • The Exploration Firm signed a cargo supply settlement with non-public house station developer Axiom House, in addition to a launch settlement with the Indian House Analysis Group.
  • Open Cosmos, a U.Okay.-based satellite tv for pc startup, raised $50 million, a standout quantity given the present local weather for investing.
  • Rocket Lab has turned Virgin Orbit’s previous HQ and manufacturing advanced right into a rocket engine growth heart. 
  • Techstars chosen 12 new corporations to hitch its house accelerator’s fall cohort, with startups engaged on every little thing from launch to in-space servicing.
  • Varda House was denied a reentry request by the U.S. Air Drive earlier this month, pushing again the corporate’s timeline for returning its first in-space manufacturing demonstration.

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