Weekend COMMS Report

Jim’s Weekend COMMS Report with highlights from the Space Channel Digital Newsroom, a new and innovative approach to content delivery powered by Artificial Intelligence, Neural Language Processing and Procedurally Generated Animation. This Weekend’s Report covers: Blue Origin’s Uncrewed NS-23 Experience’s In-Flight Failure just over a minute into Flight NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars […]

NASA Selects Firefly Space Transport Services (STS) as a Launch Provider for Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) Missions

NASA Selects Firefly Space Transport Services (STS) as a Launch Provider for Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) Missions

Contract awarded based on sole source request from NASA to satisfy the need for multiple spacecraft providers in the 500–1000 kg range Firefly Space Transport Services (STS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Firefly Aerospace, Inc, announced today that the company has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide launch services for […]

Firefly Aerospace Names Bill Weber as CEO

Firefly Aerospace Names Bill Weber as CEO

Experienced A&D Executive to Lead Firefly’s Next Phase of Expansive Growth Firefly Aerospace announced today that long-time aerospace and defense executive, Bill Weber, has been named the Company’s CEO, effective immediately. Firefly is a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners (“AEI”), a U.S.-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power […]

Firefly Aerospace Selects mPower Technology to Power Orbital Transfer Vehicle

Firefly Aerospace Selects mPower Technology to Power Orbital Transfer Vehicle

mPower’s customized DragonSCALES silicon solar modules to provide cost-effective power solution for orbit-raising missions mPower Technology announced that its DragonSCALES™ solar power modules have been selected by Firefly Aerospace, Inc. to provide solar power for its latest Space Utility Vehicle (SUV). The Firefly SUV will be launching in late 2022 for a 90-day mission to test […]

Space Channel News Report: The 5th Domain

Space Channel News Report: The 5th Domain

 As the possibility of war in LEO, MEO and GEO continue, the enhancement of the private sector in space utilizes the free-market system to foster radical developments and investment for both the government and private sector which incentivizes broad participation. But as the private sector grows, the separation of militarization and commercialization has been seemingly […]

Firefly Aerospace receives $75 million in funding from AE Industrial Partners; Planning next launch in second quarter of 2022

Firefly Aerospace receives $75 million in funding from AE Industrial PartnersE

Photo Credit: Firefly Aerospace. AEI Concurrently Closes its Previously Announced Strategic Investment in Firefly Aerospace AE Industrial Partners, LP  announced today that it led a $75 million Series B financing round in Firefly Aerospace. The Series B investment will support Firefly’s next stage of growth by providing capital for future Alpha flights, the Blue Ghost […]

AE Industrial Partners to Acquire a Significant Stake in Firefly Aerospace

AE Industrial Partners to Acquire a Significant Stake in Firefly Aerospace

Alpha Stage 1. Credit: Firefly Aerospace Will Fuel Firefly’s Continued Journey as a Leader in End-to-End Space Transportation AE Industrial Partners announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a significant stake in Firefly Aerospace from Noosphere Venture Partners LP. Transaction closing is subject to the satisfaction of regulatory approvals, including Hart-Scott-Rodino […]