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Max Q: Firefly Aerospace is making moves

In this issue: Firefly's making moves with summer launches and a new acquisition; Layoffs at Ursa Major; News from NASA and more.

Layoffs hit rocket engine maker Ursa Major

Update: Ursa Major confirmed to CNBC that layoffs had occurred, which sources cited put at around 80 people, or more than a quarter of the company’s workforce. At least 14 people have been laid

Rocket engine startup Ursa Major quietly closed $100M in new funding

Ursa Major has quietly closed $100 million in new funding, according to documents viewed by TechCrunch and multiple sources. Funders to the Series D include BlackRock and Space Capital. The funding wa

Ursa Major to provide engines for the upper stage of Astra’s new rocket

Astra’s new Rocket 4 launch vehicle will use Ursa Major’s Hadley liquid engine to power its upper stage, the two companies announced Monday. Astra has been tight-lipped about the new upper-stage e

Max Q: Rocket booster, meet helicopter

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: Rocket Lab’s milestone booster recovery Ursa Major and Phantom Space News from NASA, SpaceX and more Don’t forget to sign up to get the free new

Ursa Major lands order for 200 rocket engines from Phantom Space

Hundreds of rocket engines manufactured by startup Ursa Major will be going to space company Phantom Space over the next few years, part of a massive order that reflects Phantom’s bullish stance on

Ursa Major raises $85M to disrupt the vertically integrated launch sector

The launch sector is getting crowded. Many of the biggest players are building their own rocket engines, but space startup Ursa Major is betting that many new launch providers would rather outsource t