Virgin Orbit, one of the Virgin family of space-focused companies that includes Virgin Galactic, is looking to flight its modified 747-400 aircraft for the first time in 2018 (via SpaceNews). Virgin Orbit has reconfigured the aircraft, dubbed ‘Cosmic Girl,’ with a mount point for its LauncherOne expendable two-stage rocket, letting that spacefaring craft launch mid-flight from… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/02/virgin-orbit-targets-2018-for-first-flight-of-its-airborne-rocket-launch-pad/?ncid=rss

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