Important Innovations Collection: Launching Satellites From 747 Planes

New Tech: Launching Satellites From 747 Aircraft

Source:  Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit's Air Launch System
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit just successfully tested its modified 747 aircraft - Cosmic Girl - that can fire off a rocket containing a satellite and place it in orbit.  The company is planning on its first commercial launch by the end of this summer.  For a great news blog, go to
Important Innovations Collection: Launching Satellites From 747 Planes: Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit  Air Launch System Source:  Virgin Orbit's  747 with rocket under its wing Close to Commercial ...

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