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LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Location

Guam International Airport

Air launch to orbit

45 rockets have launched from Air launch to orbit.

Guam International Airport, Air launch to orbit

Rocket

LauncherOne

Length: 16 meters
Diameter: 1.6 meters

LauncherOne is a two stage orbital launch vehicle under development by Virgin Orbit since 2007. It is an air launch to orbit rocket, designed to launch “smallsat” payloads of 300 kilograms (660 lb) into a Sun-synchronous orbit, following air launch from a carrier aircraft at high altitude.

The LauncherOne rocket has been launched a total of 2 times with 1 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Virgin Orbit

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: VO
Administration: Dan Hart
Founded: 2017
Launchers: 141

Country: USA

Virgin Orbit is a company within the Virgin Group which plans to provide launch services for small satellites. The company was formed in 2017 to develop the air-launched LauncherOne rocket, launched from Cosmic Girl, which had previously been a project of Virgin Galactic. Based in Long Beach, California, Virgin Orbit has more than 300 employees led by president Dan Hart, a former vice president of government satellite systems at Boeing.

Virgin Orbit focuses on small satellite launch, which is one of three capabilities being focused on by Virgin Galactic. These capabilities are: human spaceflight operations, small satellite launch, and advanced aerospace design, manufacturing, and test

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 month ago

I hope for a successful launch.