Small satellites are fast becoming big business, and to bolster its growing investment in the burgeoning sector Virgin is forming a dedicated new company, Virgin Orbit, to spearhead the development, testing and operation of its LauncherOne low-cost smallsat launch vehicle. Led by newly appointed Dan Hart, the former vice president of Boeing’s Government Satellite Systems unit, Long Beach, California-based Virgin Orbit will form the third leg of Virgin’s new triumvirate of ...

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