• Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    LOS ANGELES - 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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  • Virgin Orbit rocket reaches Earth orbit, adding a new entrant to the commercial space race

    Virgin Orbit rocket reaches Earth orbit, adding a new entrant to the commercial space race

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The rocket was carrying 10 small satellites when it was launched from a 747 flying over the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Virgin Orbit reaches orbit for the first time

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Virgin Orbit launched its LauncherOne rocket to orbit for the first time today, with a successful demonstration mission that carried a handful of satellites and will attempt to deliver them to low Earth orbit on behalf of NASA. It's a crucial milestone for the small satellite launch company, and the first time the company has shown that its hybrid carrier aircraft/small payload orbital delivery rocket works as intended, which should set the company up to begin commercial operations of its launch system very soon.
    This is the second attempt at reaching orbit for Virgin Orbit, after a first...
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