AMSAT-EA’s GENESIS Satellites Lost in Firefly Alpha Launch Failure
Firefly’s first launch attempt for their Firefly Alpha rocket ended approximately 2.5 minutes after liftoff on Thursday evening when an anomaly resulted in the loss of the vehicle. Among the payloads lost were AMSAT-EA’s GENESIS-L and GENESIS-N amateur radio satellites.
Felix Paez, EA4GQS, from AMSAT-EA said “we are very proud of all the team work and very grateful for this opportunity Firefly has granted to us.” He added, “in January we will launch with SpaceX through Alba Orbital, our FM repeaters Hades and EASAT-2. We will keep you posted.”
Other payloads lost on the mission are listed at [*] https://firefly.com/firefly-ae…eam-payload-participants/
[ANS thanks for Felix Paez, EA4GQS, and Firefly for the above information]