Making Space for Everyone
Launch Services for Educational Payloads
Firefly Aerospace is on a mission to make space attainable for everyone, including the next generation workforce. As part of this mission, Firefly’s DREAM (Dedicated Research Education Accelerator Mission) program was established to encourage students to dream big and develop an interest in STEM by providing students with access to excess payload capacity on our Alpha launch vehicle.
Firefly’s excess capacity will be donated in support of educational payloads, such as CubeSats (1-6U form factor) or other technology demonstrations that can interface to an 8-inch diameter standard bolt pattern. By eliminating the cost of entry for launch, we aim to help educational institutions focus on developing and operating a small satellite program to train the next generation of aerospace engineers.
Firefly is currently taking proposals on potential payloads for flights occurring 12 to 24 months in the future. Read the full RFP for more details on the payload submission criteria.