Eric Salwan on Firefly Aerospace

On 2022-08-26, Eric Salwan, co-founder and director of Business Development at Firefly Aerospace, developers of the Firefly Alpha small satellite launcher, met with the Foresight Institute space group to discuss the bumpy history of Firefly, the Alpha rocket design and manufacturing process, the company’s plans for a Space Utility Vehicle, larger medium launch vehicle and alliance with Northrop Grumman to replace the first stage of the Antares launcher, and lunar payload delivery for NASA. This is a one hour recording of the meeting, which just became available. The second flight of Alpha, mentioned in the call, has been delayed due to technical, weather, and range scheduling issues and has still not occurred as of this date.

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