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UK and the U.S. Join Forces for the CIRCE Mission Aboard Britain’s First Satellite Launch
UK and the U.S. Join Forces for the CIRCE Mission Aboard Britain’s First Satellite Launch

9 Jun 2022, 05:12 UTC / An innovative space weather instrumentation suite developed by UK and the U.S. will be launched within this upcoming historic event

 
Virgin Orbit to Expand Fleet of Satellite-Launching Aircraft, Cosmic Girl Gets a Sibling
Virgin Orbit to Expand Fleet of Satellite-Launching Aircraft, Cosmic Girl Gets a Sibling

11 May 2022, 12:04 UTC / Virgin Orbit will give the Cosmic Girl satellite-launching aircraft a sibling in 2023, effectively doubling the company's launch capacity

 
UK Gears up for a Historic Launch This Summer, the First of Its Kind from Western Europe
UK Gears up for a Historic Launch This Summer, the First of Its Kind from Western Europe

11 May 2022, 05:33 UTC / Virgin Orbit's Launcher One will be used to launch UK-made satellites from British territory for the first time in history

 
Watch a Virgin Orbit Satellite Launch From a RAF Pilot’s Amazing Perspective
Watch a Virgin Orbit Satellite Launch From a RAF Pilot’s Amazing Perspective

2 Feb 2022, 07:12 UTC / A Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant shares his awe-inspiring experiences as part of the flight crew that launched the latest satellites form Cosmic Girl

 
UK Gearing Up for Historic Satellite Launch From Spaceport Cornwall This Summer
UK Gearing Up for Historic Satellite Launch From Spaceport Cornwall This Summer

17 Jan 2022, 08:42 UTC / Britain will write history as it gears up to become the first European country to launch a satellite from its territory, as soon as this summer

 
Virgin Orbit Launches Seven Satellites Into Space on a Modified Carrier Plane
Virgin Orbit Launches Seven Satellites Into Space on a Modified Carrier Plane

30 Jun 2021, 15:31 UTC / Virgin Orbit launched today, June 10th, seven satellites from three different countries into the orbit on its first commercial mission

 
Virgin Orbit LauncherOne Ready for Major Mid-Flight Ignition Test
Virgin Orbit LauncherOne Ready for Major Mid-Flight Ignition Test

25 May 2020, 18:41 UTC / This week's Virgin Orbit test will the first calling for the LauncherOne rocket to ignite its engine mid-flight, opening the door for horizontal space launches

 
Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl Airplane Drops LauncherOne in Successful Test
Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl Airplane Drops LauncherOne in Successful Test

11 Jul 2019, 11:59 UTC / Virgin Orbit conducts its first drop test of the LauncherOne using the modified Boeing 747-400 aircraft called Cosmic Girl as a launch platform

 
Virgin Cosmic Girl Gets Fitted with Rocket-Carrying Bracket
Virgin Cosmic Girl Gets Fitted with Rocket-Carrying Bracket

3 Sep 2018, 09:40 UTC / Virgin Orbit fits the LauncherOne bracket on the Boeing 747 airplane it calls Cosmic Girl, captive flight tests to follow.

 
Virgin to Launch Satellites from the Cornwall Airport Using Cosmic Girl
Virgin to Launch Satellites from the Cornwall Airport Using Cosmic Girl

17 Jul 2018, 12:11 UTC / New Virgin company signs a deal with the Cornwall Airport that would allow it to launch satellites from the underbelly of a Boeing 747