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ЦитатаAlex_II пишет:ЦитатаSalo пишет:Кажется бобик сдохИз чего ты сделал столь эпохальный вывод? "Срывы" - еще не означают, что компании капец...
ЦитатаSalo пишет:Кажется бобик сдох
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Цитата Brian Berger @Berger_SN 6 ч.6 часов назад "It's unfortunate the news about Firefly, because we all need these vehicles to work" - Brad Schneider, Rocket Lab, at @WSBR_events
Цитата Jeff Foust @jeff_foust 2 ч.2 часа назад Jeff Foust Ретвитнул(а) Firefly Space Company still "in discussions with multiple potential financing partners" after losing investor recently. Цитата Firefly Space @Firefly_Space Customers rally to support Firefly with LOI's for 42 launches through 2021, valued at over $300M -- http://www.fireflyspace.com/news/ournews/customers-rally-in-support-of-firefly-space-systems#sthash.v5YIGimF.dpuf ...
Цитата Firefly Space @Firefly_Space Customers rally to support Firefly with LOI's for 42 launches through 2021, valued at over $300M -- http://www.fireflyspace.com/news/ournews/customers-rally-in-support-of-firefly-space-systems#sthash.v5YIGimF.dpuf ...
Цитата Jeff Foust @jeff_foust 4 ч.4 часа назад Anna Stark, NASA Venture Class Launch Services project mgr: can't talk about status of Firefly; they have been public about financial issues
ЦитатаFirefly Space Systems assets to be sold by Jeff Foust -- March 15, 2017 Firefly Space Systems was developing a small launch vehicle, including testing engines for it, prior to encountering financial problems last year. Credit: Firefly Space Systems WASHINGTON -- The assets of Firefly Space Systems, a company that was developing a small launch vehicle before encountering financial problems last year, will be sold this week in an auction organized by a little-known company backed by a Ukrainian entrepreneur. Скрытый текст: An undated public notice states that "virtually all" of the assets of Firefly Space Systems will be sold at a public auction scheduled for March 16 in Menlo Park, California. Those assets include the company's physical assets as well as "general intangibles" that include patents and other intellectual property.The auction was announced by EOS Launcher, Inc., a company described in the announcement as the secured party in a loan agreement with Firefly dated Oct. 20. That agreement, whose specifics are not described in the notice, is dated three weeks after Firefly announced it was furloughing its staff because of financial problems stemming from an investment that fell through.Thomas Markusic, co-founder and chief executive of Firefly, said in an October interview that the company was looking to raise short-term capital at the time to keep the company running for four months while considering its options. Those options, he said then, could include a sale of the company.The public notice states that prospective bidders must provide a $100,000 deposit and also deposit funds for their proposed maximum bid into an account 24 hours before the auction. EOS Launcher, though, reserved the right to bid without making an advance deposit.EOS Launcher is a company incorporated in Delaware on Jan. 27, according to filings with the state's Division of Corporations. The company registered with California's Secretary of State on Feb. 21, giving a mailing address in Menlo Park that is the same as the location of the auction mentioned in the public notice.The president of EOS Launcher, according to the public notice, is Maxym Polyakov. In his profile on the social networking site LinkedIn, Polyakov identified himself as founder and chief executive of "Private Space Projects" since January 2016."In the early 2016 I've launched a project called Earth Observing System (EOS)," his description of Private Space Projects reads. The company, he said, intends to provide "the full circle of space-related services" including launch vehicles, spacecraft, ground stations and "proprietary satellite data, processed through our unique analytical engine.""By 2017, EOS will be listening to the 'social and commercial pulse of mankind on the planet,'" the description states. That effort appears to include EOS Data Analytics, a company that offers a platform for large-scale processing of Earth imaging data.Polyakov, who has a doctorate in international economics from the Dnepropetrovsk National University in Ukraine, has been involved in a number of other companies outside of the space field. Those companies range from an advertising technology company, Hitdynamics, to online dating company Cupid. He is also a managing partner at Noosphere Ventures, a fund that has invested in EOS Data Analytics and Aquila Space, a remote sensing smallsat company now part of Astro Digital.Polyakov did not respond to a request for comment in an email to the address provided in the public notice. Bruce Fryer, a spokesman for Firefly Space Systems, also did not respond to a request for comment. The Firefly web site makes no mention of the impending asset sale.Firefly was one of many companies that, in recent years, announced plans to develop small launch vehicles to serve the growing smallsat market. It was developing a rocket called the Alpha capable of placing up to 200 kilograms into sun-synchronous orbit for several million dollars.In a November statement, the company said that it had letters of intent from potential customers seeking 42 launches through 2021, which the company valued at more than $300 million. The only launch contract Firefly had announced, though, was an award from NASA's Venture Class Launch Services program in October 2015, for one launch at a price of $5.5 million.Firefly had raised about $70 million through a combination of equity, grants and debt, co-founder Michael Blum said at a conference last summer. That included $1 million provided by Space Florida, the state's space development agency, in a June 2015 secured convertible promissory note disclosed in the public notice. That note was subsequently acquired by EOS Launcher from Space Florida.Dale Ketcham, chief of strategic alliances at Space Florida, confirmed in a March 14 interview that Space Florida provided $1 million to Firefly as an incentive for launching from Cape Canaveral. He said that, after Firefly encountered financial problems, EOS Launcher approached the agency and agreed to buy the promissory note at face value.Ketcham predicted there would be more sales and mergers of companies as entrepreneurial sectors of the space industry mature. "It's sometimes messy, but in the long run is a very healthy development," he said.
ЦитатаStephen Clark @StephenClark1 13 мар.Firefly Aerospace, under new ownership after a funding interruption halted development of its small satellite launcher in 2016, is back to testing in Central Texas. I'm visiting today and saw a hotfire of a Lightning second stage engine.https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/973651267623952387/pu/vid/1280x720/cbdQWvjTknyMAnrn.mp4(video 0:11)
ЦитатаChris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 3 ч. назадNice! SLC-4W at Vandenberg - ULA's Delta II pad - has a future with Firefly Aerospace. ЦитатаFirefly AerospaceПодлинная учетная запись @Firefly_Space 3 ч. назад"Firefly Aerospace is honored to receive a Statement of Support from the United States Air Force to launch our Alpha and Beta vehicles from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex 2 West." https://zurl.co/nRRkV #MakingSpaceForEveryone
ЦитатаFirefly AerospaceПодлинная учетная запись @Firefly_Space 3 ч. назад"Firefly Aerospace is honored to receive a Statement of Support from the United States Air Force to launch our Alpha and Beta vehicles from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex 2 West." https://zurl.co/nRRkV #MakingSpaceForEveryone
ЦитатаКомпания Firefly объявила о том, что она получила от ВВС США разрешение на использование стартовой площадки которая ранее использовалась для пуска РН Дельта-2. В дальнейшем компания планирует переоборудовать данный комплекс для пуска своих ракет Alpha и Beta. Полученное имущество эксплуатируется уже более 50 лет и сейчас им пользуется компания United Launch Alliance.К технико-эксплуатационным характеристикам своей ракеты Firefly Alpha компания отнесла:- дата первого пуска третий квартал 2019 года;- планируемые темпы пуска к концу 2020 года - один в месяц;- ракета будет иметь две ступени и использовать в качестве топливной пары "керосин-кислород";- масса выводимой на ССО ПН составит 630 кг. (в условиях пуска с Ванденберга).
ЦитатаFirefly's commercial satellite launcher to use Delta 2 pad at VandenbergMay 2, 2018 | Stephen ClarkFile photo of a Delta 2 rocket at Space Launch Complex 2-West at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Credit: United Launch AllianceA commercial rocket under development by Firefly Aerospace will conduct its first orbital test flight in 2019 from a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California that will become vacant with the retirement of the venerable Delta 2 booster later this year, the company announced Tuesday.Firefly's Alpha launch vehicle, designed to compete with other light-class boosters to carry small and medium-sized satellites into orbit, will lift off from Space Launch Complex 2-West at Vandenberg, a military base on the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco.Firefly said Tuesday that the U.S. Air Force has issued a "statement of support" for the company to base its Alpha and Beta launch vehicles at the SLC-2W launch pad overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Скрытый текст: More than 70 Thor and Delta rockets have taken off from the SLC-2W launch pad since 1966, including 44 Delta 2 missions since 1995. The last flight of a Delta 2 rocket, now built and managed by United Launch Alliance, is scheduled for Sept. 12 with NASA's ICESat 2 Earth observation satellite.Artist's concept of Firefly's Alpha launch vehicle. Credit: Firefly"Firefly Aerospace is greatly appreciative that NASA and the USAF support the transition of SLC-2W to a commercial launch site dedicated to the launch of Firefly vehicles," said Tom Markusic, Firefly's CEO. "SLC-2W has been an incredible asset for U.S. space missions for over 50 years. We are humbled and honored that Firefly Alpha and Beta launch vehicles will be adding many successful missions to the already storied history of SLC-2W."Markusic told Spaceflight Now in March that the Firefly was in the final stages of negotiations with the Air Force to take over the SLC-2W launch pad. The launch facility at Vandenberg will allow Firefly to launch rockets over the Pacific to the south and southwest, trajectories used to put satellites into polar and sun-synchronous orbits."Converting an active government launch site to commercial operation is substantially less complex and costly than the greenfield development of a new launch site, saving Firefly years of facility development and substantial capex dollars," said Brad Obrocto, the company's director of launch. "This enables Firefly to stay on track for Alpha's first flight by the third quarter of 2019 and ramp up to monthly launches by the end of 2020.""We are excited to be currently working with a new launch provider, Firefly, at Vandenberg Air Force Base," said Col. Michael Hough, commander of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg. "This is a new commercial space lift provider seeking to launch commercial satellites from SLC-2W."Firefly is still evaluating options for an East Coast launch site, with facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Kennedy Space Center and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia under assessment.Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, Firefly Aerospace -- formerly known as Firefly Space Systems -- emerged from bankruptcy last year under new ownership. Noosphere Ventures, a Menlo Park, California-based firm led by managing partner Max Polyakov, now funds Firefly's rocket development program.Noosphere retained Markusic as chief executive of Firefly Aerospace. Markusic, an aerospace industry veteran with stints at SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, NASA and the Air Force, co-founded Firefly in late 2013.A view inside Firefly's mission control center at the company's headquarters in Cedar Park, Texas. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowMarkusic said in March that Firefly is fully funded, with Noosphere's backing, through the initial launches of the company's Alpha rocket. He said the project is expected to cost around $100 million to develop.The Alpha launch vehicle will be capable of hauling nearly 1,400 pounds (630 kilograms) of cargo to a 310-mile-high (500-kilometer) sun-synchronous orbit, a perch often used by Earth-imaging satellites. When targeting a lower 120-mile-high (200-kilometer) orbit, the Alpha can deliver up to 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of payload.Both stages of the 95-foot-tall (29-meter) Alpha rocket will burn a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen. Four Reaver engines on the first stage will generate more than 165,000 pounds of thrust at maximum power, and a Lightning engine on the second stage will produce more than 15,000 pounds of thrust.An uprated rocket named Beta will comprise three Alpha first stage boosters strapped together, similar to the design employed by SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and ULA's Delta 4-Heavy launchers. The Beta, which Markusic said will likely sell for $20 million to $25 million per flight, can carry up to 6,600 pounds (3,000 kilograms) into a 310-mile-high sun-synchronous orbit, a performance level in the range of Europe's Vega rocket and India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.A test-firing of Firefly's Lightning engine at the company's test site in Briggs, Texas. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowMarkusic's engineering team retooled after the bankruptcy, settling on a more powerful launch vehicle than Firefly originally envisioned. Markusic said the redesigned Firefly rocket will be better able to compete with India's PSLV, which has carved a niche in the small satellite launch business.Firefly's new Alpha rocket design also replaces pressure-fed aerospike engines on the first stage with conventional pump-fed Reaver engines, named for a plundering population of maddened humans in the science fiction TV series Firefly.Firefly now has a staff of around 120 employees, primarily engineers, for design and testing. The Reaver and Lightning engines are designed and built in-house by Firefly, which also fabricates propellant tanks, composite structures and other major rocket components.The company's rockets will also rely on commercial off-the-shelf avionics.Engineers at Firefly's test site in Briggs, Texas, northwest of Austin, are firing Lightning engines to test thrust chamber and turbopump hardware. Test-firings of the larger Reaver engine will come later.
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ЦитатаJeff Foust @jeff_foust 18 мин. назадTom Markusic, Firefly Aerospace: we've been through some ups and downs, but now we have all the money we need, have the people, and a launch site. Planning for first Alpha launch in 3rd quarter of 2019. #ISDC201814 мин. назадMarkusic: Max Polyakov is funding the company and is heavily involved. Ukrainian ties led to us opening an R&D facility there with 150 people. Ribbon cutting ceremony lest week attended by Ukrainian president. #ISDC2018 12 мин. назадMarkusic: plan to scale up to 24 launches a year by 2021. Looking to build a large-scale manufacturing facility; Florida is one possible location. #ISDC20183 мин. назадMarkusic: reusability follows after you demonstrate you can get into space first. Considering it for the follow-on Beta vehicle; side boosters will separate at a fairly low altitude, and looking at means to do parachute recovery of them. #ISDC2018
ЦитатаPress ReleaseMon, 04 Jun 2018CEDAR PARK, Texas, June 1, 2018Firefly Aerospace, Inc. (Firefly), a developer of orbital launch vehicles for the small to medium satellite market, announced today the execution of a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) for use of the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle."Firefly is pleased to enter into an LSA with SSTL to provide up to six Alpha launches from 2020 through 2022," said Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic. "The Alpha launch vehicle allows for deployment of SSTL satellites as a primary payload to their preferred orbit, rather than flying as a secondary payload on a larger launch vehicle."Sarah Parker, SSTL Managing Director, said, "SSTL is delighted to be the first Firefly Aerospace customer to sign an LSA. Our new partnership with Firefly assures SSTL customers convenient, dependable access to space, with certainty of launch opportunities. Starting with CARBONITE-4 in early 2020, we look forward to launching many successful missions together."Dr. Max Polyakov, Firefly Co-founder, added that, "The Firefly Alpha program is on schedule for our first launch in the third quarter of 2019. Our mass production processes will enable eight Alpha flights in 2020 and eighteen flights in 2021. This launch cadence will allow Firefly to support missions from SSTL and the many other customers that have expressed interest in the Alpha launch vehicle. Firefly is excited to join with SSTL in opening space to a new generation of entrepreneurs."