Press Release

Firefly Space Systems Enlists UK-based Bradspace Ltd

By SpaceRef Editor
February 20, 2015
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Firefly Space Systems, Inc., developers of dedicated light satellite launch vehicles for the small satellite market, announces the addition of Bradspace Ltd. to its growing team.

Based in Surrey in the UK, Bradspace and its small satellite consultants will provide representation for Firefly throughout Europe. Bradspace will liaison with European customers to provide launch services on Firefly’s family of launch vehicles. With many years of experience in the small satellite industry, Bradspace will also assist Firefly in ensuring that launch services are ideally tailored and suited to small satellites, which form the core of Firefly’s business.

Andy Bradford, Director of Bradspace said “Bradspace is delighted to be working with the Firefly team to achieve their goal of making affordable, dedicated small satellite launch a reality. Having worked for nearly 15 years for the world’s leading small satellite manufacturer, I am acutely aware of the need for small satellite friendly launch opportunities, and can pinpoint exactly what is needed. It’s an exciting time in the space industry; I believe Firefly’s entry in to the launch market and their offering will constitute a critical step in enabling more small satellite based commercial services to be established and grown significantly in the coming years. I am delighted to be part of this activity.”

Firefly COO Pj King added that, “Bradspace will play an important role in Firefly’s continued expansion and support of its European customers. Andy Bradford’s years of experience and insight into the industry will prove invaluable to us in this process. We are happy to welcome him to the team.”


BradSpace offers consultancy and support services to the space industry. With a wealth of experience in space projects and activities, especially in small satellite based missions and projects, Bradspace provides expert consultancy services to all types of organisations undertaking space projects, be they academic, institutional or industrial/commercial. See for more information.


Firefly is a ground-based small satellite launch company located in Austin, TX. The Firefly team consists of highly experienced aerospace engineers that have spent the better part of the past decade working at various New Space companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

SpaceRef staff editor.