Launch Demo 2

LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit

Launch Status
Go For Launch

Weather Forecast at Launch Time

The forecast calls for a temperature of 61F with clear skies, cloud cover of 0% and wind speeds at 6mph.

Mission

Launch Demo 2 (VCLS ELaNa XX)

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

This is Virgin Orbit's second attempt to launch the LauncherOne rocket. It also carries cubesats which were contracted by NASA through Venture Class Launch Services contract.

Location

Mojave Air and Space Port

Air launch to orbit

44 launches have been at this location.

Mojave Air and Space Port, Air launch to orbit

Rocket

LauncherOne

Length: 16 meters
Diameter: 1.6 meters
First Launched: January 17, 2021

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 1 times with 0 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Virgin Orbit

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: VO
Administration: Dan Hart
Founded: 2017
Launchers: 141
Spacecraft:
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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Jon
Jon
3 hours ago

Hopefully a successful mission. Still can’t help wondering if they will be completive in what appears to be an overcrowded market place?

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