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Virgin Orbit: Launch Demo 2

Virgin Orbit: Launch Demo 2 – for satellites

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Virgin Orbit: Launch Demo 2 – 17 January 2021

LauncherOne successfully reached orbit!  Virgin Orbit’s unique air-launched system delivered small satellites for 9 different missions.  This done precisely into the target on January 17, 2021.

The flight conducted from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Kern County, California.  It is the first orbital launch to occur from there.

This “Launch Demo 2” flight conducted for NASA’s Venture Class Launch Services program. It was unlike a traditional ground-launched rockets.  The Virgin Orbit’s system used 747 jet for its flying launch pad and a mobile mission control.  This gives a flexible and responsive launch from almost anywhere on the planet!


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