UPDATE (5:20 pm) – Vandenberg Space Force Base officials confirm Firefly Aerospace’s second launch attempt from Vandenberg Space Force Base Sunday has been scrubbed.
Our launch today was scrubbed due to a drop in helium pressure. The Firefly team is on it, and we will use our launch window tomorrow which opens at 3:00 PM PDT with our host @Erdayastronaut. #ToTheBlack
— Firefly Aerospace (@Firefly_Space) September 12, 2022
Firefly’s next launch window will be from 3-7 pm on Monday.
UPDATE (4:55 pm) – The next launch attempt has been moved up to 5:50 pm
UPDATE (4:10 pm) – Firefly is now aiming for a launch at 6:59 pm, just before the four-hour launch window closes at 7 pm
The company was on track to launch its Alpha rocket at 3 pm, but it was aborted just moments before launch due to what’s being called a “drop in stage two helium supply pressure.”
ORIGINAL STORY – Firefly Aerospace is gearing up for its second launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
Sunday’s launch window for the Alpha Flight 2 begins at 3 pm
The company launched a rocket last September that exploded shortly after takeoff from the base and scattered debris over part of the Central Coast.
Firefly reported the rocket had experienced an anomaly during the first stage ascent.
No major injuries were reported.
To view Sunday’s launch, click here.