Firefly was created for one simple reason: provide low-cost, high-performance space launch capability for the under-served small satellite market, where secondary-payload launches are often the only option. Firefly’s flagship launch vehicle, Alpha, is a 2-stage rocket w/ variants capable of delivering 400-840kg payloads to Low Earth Orbit utilizing efficient technologies including all-composite propellant tanks, an annular aerospike, & conventional engines with Liquid Oxygen (LOx)/hydrocarbon propellants. Developmental ops are highly streamlined w/ design & engineering, manufacturing, test-site & ground processing all located in central Texas.
Woodside O’Brien’s investment team has a deep understanding of the inner workings of Washington, the government contracting process and the national security apparatus. Their willingness to “roll-up the sleeves” and engage on behalf of their portfolio companies is a breath of fresh air. More than just a source of capital, they are a partner to our team, always willing to get on the phone or even hop on a plane to assist where needed.