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Virgin Orbit set to try and send satellites to space for the first time – The Verge

Virgin Orbit, a sister company of Richard Branson’s space tourism effort, is set to try to send its rocket into orbit for the first time ever on January 17th after…



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After its rocket failed to reach orbit last year
Virgin Orbits airborne rocket-launching system during a previous test.
Image: Virgin Orbit
Virgin Orbit the sister company of billionaire Richard Bransons space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic will try a second test of its small satellite-launching rocket later today, months after it failed to reach orbit during a first attempt. It will also be the first time that the company tries to launch working satellites into space on behalf of NASA.

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