Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Virgin Orbit successfully launched its Rocket Carrying Seven Satellites

- Advertisement -

It was the small satellite launcher’s first successful night mission when Virgin Orbit launched a rocket carrying seven satellites early on Saturday at 1:49 AM ET (10:49 PM local) from California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. With the use of its Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, Cosmic Girl, which had the LauncherOne rocket fitted beneath one of its wings, the business was able to place the satellites into low Earth orbit.

credit: TheVerge

The NASA Space Test Program’s Straight Up mission, named after a 1988 Paula Abdul song, featured seven research satellites. Similar to its earlier flights, Virgin launched the satellites into orbit by having Cosmic Girl carry the LauncherOne rocket 35,000 feet above the earth. This gave the rocket a head start before it separated and launched its payload into orbit. The trip was first delayed by Virgin Orbit on Thursday because the rocket propellant temperature was “slightly out of limits.”

Virgin Orbit has attempted five launches in all, however only one of those efforts was unsuccessful—during the first test flight in May 2020.

credit: TheVerge

Since entering orbit for the first time in January 2021, putting a group of satellites in orbit in June 2021, and completing a further mission earlier this year, it has been on a roll. Straight Up is the fourth successful flight for Virgin Orbit to date.

The British billionaire Richard Branson owns Virgin Orbit, which should not be confused with Virgin Galactic, the company’s distinct division for commercial spaceflight. Last year, the business went public through a combination of a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company). Virgin Orbit intends to launch from Cornwall, England later this year, even though it has already completed all of its launches from Southern California.

also read:

AMD Ryzen 7000: Here’s Everything we know about the upcoming AMD’s Raphael APUs


- Advertisement -
Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles

Bitdefender WW

More To Consider

Stay Connected

Ajio [CPS] IN

Hot Topics


Latest Articles


Bigrock [CPS] IN


Adblocker detected! Please consider reading this notice.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading.

We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads!

We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising.

Please add technosports.co.in to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.