RUAG Space signs supplier agreement with Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace, Inc., an Austin, Texas based space launch provider that develops small and medium-sized launch vehicles for commercial launches to orbit, and RUAG Space, a leading independent product supplier for spacecraft, electronics and launchers, have signed a Long-term Purchase Agreement for Separation Systems.

This new contract creates a supplier agreement for Firefly launch vehicles. This long-term contract is for multiple launches using a RUAG Space separation system (payload adapter) from RUAG Space in Linköping, Sweden. In addition, both parties recognize future business prospects based on Firefly’s Alpha launch vehicle.

Dr. Tom Markusic, CEO of Firefly Aerospace said:

“RUAG is the acknowledged leader in flight heritage separation systems. Our agreement with RUAG provides our customers the highest level of assurance that their spacecraft missions will be successful.”

Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Space added:

“RUAG Space has been expanding its business in the small launcher market in recent years and this new partnership with Firefly seeks to extend that impact in this market. This market segment is on the rise, and with our proven payload adapter systems and flexible product range, we have a lot to offer our customers.”

RUAG Space is the world leader for payload adapters and separation systems used on commercial launch vehicles. RUAG separation systems ensure that the satellite and rocket remain securely attached to one another during the tough journey into space, and then deliver the valuable payloads into orbit with precision. Over 600 separations have been carried out in orbit using RUAG systems, with a 100 percent success rate.

Companies: RUAG International

Industries: Aerospace, Electrical, Electronics, Telecoms & Appliances, Other Composite End-use areas

Terms: Business, Innovations

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