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Virgin Orbit expects first U.K. launch in August

Virgin Orbit expects first U.K. launch in August
Science and Technology 

Virgin Orbit expects first U.K. launch in August

Jeff Foust   /  Source:  Space News
13/06/2022


Virgin Orbit expects to perform its first launch from England in late August, pending award of a British launch license, a company executive said May 25.

In a speech at Space Tech Expo here, Jim Simpson, chief strategy officer of Virgin Orbit, said the company was gearing up for that late August launch. It will come after a launch from Mojave Air and Space Port in California called “Straight Up” scheduled for no earlier than June 29 that will carry seven U.S. government payloads...

Space News: Virgin Orbit expects first U.K. launch in August


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