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Virgin Orbit rocket launched from 747 wing deploys nine CubeSats in successful second attempt
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Virgin Orbit rocket launched from 747 wing deploys nine CubeSats in successful second attempt

The rocket’s upper stage coasted for some time, reignited to circularize its orbit, and later deployed the nine CubeSats.

Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from a modified airplane
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Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from a modified airplane

The company's attempt to a rocket called LauncherOne into orbit when an anomaly then occurred early in the first stage flight.

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit can launch its commercial satellite very soon
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Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit can launch its commercial satellite very soon

Virgin Orbit released a rocket in mid-air in a key test of its high altitude launch system for satellites.