Virgin Orbit Launches Sattelites into Space
Virgin Orbit Launches Sattelites into Space

Virgin Orbit Launches Sattelites into Space

3 july, 20221 minute to read
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Virgin Orbit launched a rocket carrying seven satellites from California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, which marks the small satellite launcher’s first successful night mission.

The company brought the satellites into low Earth orbit with the help of its Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, dubbed Cosmic Girl, which had the LauncherOne rocket attached beneath one of its wings.

Like during its previous missions, Cosmic  Girl raised LauncherOne rocket 35,000 feet above the ground, giving it a headstart before the rocket detaches and launches its payload into orbit.

Virgin Orbit has made five launch attempts in total, but only failed once during its first test flight in May 2020.

3 july, 2022
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