LauncherOne Enters Commercial Service As Competition Grows

Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl
Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl carrier jet took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, on June 30 to deliver a LauncherOne rocket to its staging ground 35,000 ft. over the Pacific Ocean.
Credit: Matt Hartman
With the successful deployment of seven small satellites into low Earth orbit, Virgin Orbit has begun commercial launch service operations as potential competitors prepare for their boosters’ first flights later this year. Virgin Orbit delivered seven satellites into orbit on June 30, including...

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