Firefly Aerospace is behind Florida rocket project: sources

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Firefly Aerospace Inc, a resurgent rocket company founded by a former SpaceX engineer, plans to build a factory and launch site at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Spaceport in a $52 million deal, people familiar with the project said on Wednesday. The Firefly project is strategically important for the Cedar Park, Texas-based startup as it competes with several other new entrants vying to cash in on a big jump in the number of small satellites expected in the coming years. Companies like Firefly, billionaire British entrepreneur Richard…

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