RUAG Space and Firefly Aerospace sign supplier agreement

RUAG Space to supply payload separation systems for Firefly Aerospace launch vehicles.


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RUAG Space signs long-term purchase agreement with Firefly Aerospace.  Source | RUAG Space


Firefly Aerospace Inc. (Austin, Texas, U.S) space launch provider of small and medium-sized launch vehicles for commercial launches to orbit, and RUAG Space (Zürich, Switzerland; Decatur, Ala., U.S.), a leading independent product supplier for spacecraft, electronics and launchers, have signed a Long-term Purchase Agreement for Separation Systems.

This contract creates a supplier agreement for Firefly launch vehicles and is for multiple launches using a RUAG Space separation system (payload adapter) from RUAG Space in Linköping, Sweden.

“RUAG is the acknowledged leader in flight heritage separation systems,” says Dr. Tom Markusic, CEO of Firefly Aerospace. “Our agreement with RUAG provides our customers the highest level of assurance that their spacecraft missions will be successful.” 

“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,” says Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Space. “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 separation systems are designed to ensure that the satellite and rocket remain securely attached to one another during spaceflight, and then deliver payloads into orbit with precision. RUAG systems currently boast 600 separations in orbit, with a 100% success rate.

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