Virgin Orbit achieves its first space launch on the first night

07/04/2022 at 08:00

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The company has deployed up to seven satellites

It uses a completely different technology than the one normally used in this kind of launch

Virgin Orbit I managed to launch seven satellites last Friday with LauncherOne System in corpse of the night, a real teacher. In addition, the technology used is very interesting, since while other companies use rockets to conduct this launch, Virgin Orbit uses an aircraft modified to reach 30,000 feet and launch some kind of rocket. booster that begins its journey into orbit through that point. This technology is interesting, but somewhat less automatic than in the case of direct competition.

LauncherOne took off at 10:50 p.m. local time in California and satellites went live at 12:55 a.m. It was a very fast and affordable process According to Digital Trends.

“Congratulations to our team for completing another successful mission in space today! We have deployed a total of seven customer satellites into LEO. Just as we plannedThe company explained it via Twitter.

The mission aims to spread Seven satellites of different US government agencies. Virgin’s main customer is the US Space Force, although it regularly provides satellites to private companies. The satellites will study the climate and how it will develop in the future.

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