November 28, 2021

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Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on launching flight

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on launching flight
Image copyright Virgin Orbit Image caption The company had done practice runs but this was supposed to be the first rocket ignition in flight Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit company has tried unsuccessfully to launch a rocket over the Pacific Ocean.The booster was released from under the wing of one of the UK entrepreneur's old…

The company has done practice runs but this was supposed to be the first time that the rocket would ignite

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The company had done practice runs however this was supposed to be the very first rocket ignition in flight.

Virgin Orbit’s objective is to attempt to catch a share of the emerging market for the launch of small satellites.

Virgin Orbit is sure to be back for another effort pretty quickly – depending on the outcome of the post-mission analysis.

LauncherOne was supposed to spark its Newton Three engine four seconds later on and make the climb to orbit.

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