Making Space for Everyone

DREAM Program

Firefly Alpha FLTA002 Launch

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.

The Firefly Alpha DREAM program inspired a movement in Hawaii to democratize space through access and education. When the Hawaii Science and Technology Museum won a spot on the first Firefly Alpha flight in 2019, a team of students at the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory set out to develop a low-cost satellite that could be used for spaceflight by educational groups like HSTM and HSFL. Through two grants, we were able to develop a low-cost 1U cubesat with educational materials and inspire over 400 students in grades 3 through grad school. We are so grateful to the Firefly team that allowed the keiki (children) of Hawaii to have this amazing opportunity.” – Amber Imai-Hong, CEO of Mahina Aerospace

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