Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites in 1st night mission

Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites in 1st night mission

Virgin Orbit just aced its fourth mission in a row, launching seven small satellites in the company’s first-ever night flight.

Virgin Orbit’s carrier plane, a modified Boeing 747 called Cosmic Girl, lifted off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Southern California on Saturday (July 2) at 1:49 a.m. EDT (0549 GMT; 10:49 p.m. local time) with the company’s LauncherOne rocket tucked under one wing.


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