Firefly Space Systems Adds General Astronautics as Strategic Partner

firefly_space_systems_logoAUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 (Firefly PR) – Firefly Space Systems, Inc., developers of dedicated light satellite launch vehicles for the small satellite market, is announcing the addition of General Astronautics, LLC (GenAstro) to its strategic team.

Based in Washington D.C., GenAstro will assist Firefly’s senior management team in strategic planning, capturing new opportunities, and engagement with the federal government and industry.

“GenAstro is proud to join the Firefly team as they advance the goal of making affordable, dedicated small satellite launch a reality,” said GenAstro Principal and Founder Paul E. Damphousse. “Tom Markusic and his management team have assembled a world-class team of ‘NewSpace Veterans’ with experience at such companies as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin. GenAstro is excited about our shared path ahead – we feel Firefly has the right mix of vision, talent, and resources to become the leader in the emerging small satellite launch market and to advance our common goal of low-cost, reliable, consistent access to space.”

Firefly’s Vice President of Business Development, Maureen Gannon added: “Firefly is delighted to have Paul Damphousse as a strategic partner on our team. His experience in both governmental and commercial space will be invaluable to us in the roll out of Firefly Alpha.”

ABOUT FIREFLY SPACE SYSTEMS:Firefly is a small satellite launch company with locations in Austin, TX and Hawthorne, CA. Our team consists of seasoned aerospace engineers that have spent the past decade working at various New Space companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

ABOUT GENERAL ASTRONAUTICS, LLC:GenAstro is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Washington, D.C that provides clients with a unique blend of strategy development, operations and safety planning, and policy navigation within the commercial, civil, international, and national security space sectors. GenAstro focuses on the development of space architectures and infrastructure, from spaceport and suborbital operations, to high-speed point-to-point transport, to low-earth orbit, to cis-lunar space and the lunar surface.