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VCLS Demo 2
Firefly was selected by NASA to provide launches services as part of our Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 (VCLS Demo 2) contract. These launches can tolerate a higher level of risk than larger missions, and they help demonstrate the capabilities of launch vehicles like Alpha that support a new launch class and provide more access to space for small satellites and spacecraft.
Firefly will launch several CubeSats as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) that provides satellite developers at U.S. educational institutions and nonprofits with low-cost access to space to conduct scientific research and technology demonstrations. The compliment of CSLI CubeSats on a given flight is referred to as an Educational Launch of Nanosatellites or ELaNa mission.
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