Separation Systems Agreement Between Firefly Aerospace and RUAG Space

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. and RUAG Space 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.

Firefly Aerospace and RUAG Space have signed a long-term agreement for RUAG Space separation systems. RUAG Space presented a scaled down 3D printed model of their PAS 937S to Firefly at the signing process.(photo courtesy of Firefly)

From L-R:
Magnus Engström, RUAG Space, Manager, Mechanical Marketing and Sales, Eric Salwan, Director of Commercial Business Development, Sarah Hinze, Deputy Project Manager for Alpha, (left, signing contract) Christophe Bauer, RUAG Space, Director, Marketing and Sales, Product Group Launchers, Nate Woodford, Corporate Counsel, John Courter, Director of Structures (right, signing contract), Tom Markusic, CEO, Roderic Vanderscoff, Special Projects Engineer.

Dr. Tom Markusic, CEO of Firefly Aerospace, said that the company is the acknowledged leader in flight heritage separation systems. This agreement with RUAG provides the firm’s customers with the highest level of assurance that their spacecraft missions will be successful.

Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Space added the company 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 the firm’s proven payload adapter systems and flexible product range, RUAG Space has a lot to offer our customers.

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