Virgin Orbit Confirms Role In UK Smallsat Constellation

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Credit: Virgin Orbit
LOS ANGELES—Virgin Orbit has confirmed the company’s Boeing 747-400-based air-launched system will form a key part of the UK Ministry of Defense’s Artemis project to loft a small satellite constellation into low Earth orbit within a year. The announcement was widely expected following revelations...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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