Firefly’s Alpha Rocket Reaches Orbit on Second Launch


By Aahil

October  08, 2022

Alpha has launched a  vehicle in order to reach orbit on its second attempt; the vehicle’s first launch failed.

The Alpha rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Space Force Base.

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