Dealroom.co shortlisted SpaceTech company Firefly Aerospace at the global space transportation list with launch vehicles human spaceflight, last-mile in-space logistics, spacecraft propulsion, and hypersonic flight companies.
Yesterday the company announced that it has awarded a contract to SpaceX to launch its Blue Ghost lunar lander in 2023. Blue Ghost will be carrying 10 payloads for NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) task order 19D mission, in addition to separately contracted commercial payloads.
Previously company raised $75 million just ahead of the launch of the company’s first rocket (in June).
A privately held aerospace company founded by Ukrainian Max Polyakov, Firefly Aerospace now is valued at more than $1 billion, though company officials declined to provide an exact figure.
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