Virgin Orbit Plans Launches From Japan

Credit: Guy Norris
Virgin Orbit, a startup small-satellite launch company owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, will partner with Oita Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu in Japan, to develop a horizontal launch site for its air-launched LauncherOne service. Working with ANA Holdings and the Space Port...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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