[TechUkraine news] Ukrainian Firefly Aerospace is at the top global space transportation list by Dealroom

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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