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Virgin Orbit Uses Its Launcher One Rocket (Mounted Under A Wing Of Its Cosmic Girl Jet) To Put Seven Satellites Into Orbit

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(June 30, 2021, 5:35 p.m.) -- This morning (June 30) LB-based Virgin Orbit used its Launcher One rocket (mounted under a wing of its Cosmic Girl jet) to carry (from Mojave CA spaceport) a payload of seven satellites that it successfully deployed.

In a release, the company says: "Virgin Orbitís 747 carrier aircraft Cosmic Girl took off from Mojave Air and Space Port this morning at approximately 6:50 A.M. PDT/1:50 PM UTC and flew out to a launch site over the Pacific Ocean, about 50 miles south of the Channel Islands. After a smooth release from the aircraft, the LauncherOne rocket ignited and propelled itself towards space, ultimately deploying its payload into a precise target orbit approximately 500km above the Earthís surface..."

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