Live coverage: Firefly launches Alpha rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base

EDITOR’S NOTE: Firefly aborted the launch of the Alpha rocket just after engine start Friday, Sept. 30. A new launch date is set for Saturday, Oct. 1.

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of Firefly’s Alpha rocket on the “To the Black” test flight with seven small nanosatellites and picosatellites. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

Video credit: Everyday Astronaut / Firefly Aerospace