Virgin Orbit Investigating LauncherOne Demo Failure

Virgin Orbit LauncherOne first flight


Credit: Virgin Orbit
LOS ANGELES—Space company Virgin Orbit is reviewing telemetry data from the first LauncherOne launch vehicle orbital test flight attempt, which was terminated after an anomaly occurred shortly after launch May 25. The rocket flight, which marked the first bid to air-launch a liquid-fueled orbital...
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