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Firefly Aerospace Begins Integrated Stage Testing

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
July 28, 2018
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2 responses to “Firefly Aerospace Begins Integrated Stage Testing”

  1. Ignacio Rockwill says:

    Looks like a neat facility. Hope to see some good pics of fire coming soon.

  2. Kendall Roberson says:

    The unconfirmed rumor among former Fireflies (like me) is that the lawsuit was settled with a combination of personal restrictions on Dr. Markusic’s future product design participation on particular potential technical choices as well as transfer of significant contested Firefly Space Systems IP assets and prototypes to Virgin Galactic. Firefly Aerospace appears to be a new company, with different ownership, different propulsion technology, and a larger rocket, but with some of the same key players and some of the same capital assets (like the Briggs test site and the logo).

    In my uninformed opinion, a sudden unexpected ‘redirection’ of anticipated funding streams drove the rapid financial collapse and then that forced the resolution of the legal issue in order to clear the way to re-homing the orphaned assets, rather than it being the other way around.

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