• Watch Virgin Orbit launch a rocket to space from a modified 747 for the first time

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Virgin Orbit scored a major success on Sunday, with a test flight that not only achieved its goals of reaching space and orbit, but also of delivering payloads on board for NASA , marking its first commercial mission, too. The launch was a success in every possible regard, which puts Virgin Orbit on track to becoming an active launch provider for small payloads for both commercial and defense customers.
    Today's sequence of events for LaunchDemo2 went exactly to plan, from safe execution of our ground ops all the way through successful full duration burns on both engines. To say we're...
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  • Virgin Orbit successfully puts NASA payload into space

    Virgin Orbit successfully puts NASA payload into space

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Virgin Orbit is a company based in California that launches satellites into orbit. The company confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during its second launch demonstration held on Sunday. The mission placed ten payloads into orbit for NASA's Launch Services Program. The launch system the company uses features a technique called air launch, using a rocket launched from underneath...
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  • Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.
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