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Virgin Orbit uses high tech for low-cost rockets

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Virgin Orbit aims to blaze a trail on the final frontier, but in order to do that, it has had to push into new frontiers on the factory floor. Case in point: The Lasertec 4300 3D additive-subtractive hybrid … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit’s jet gets set to launch rockets

Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, christened “Cosmic Girl,” is back at its home base in Long Beach, Calif., for preparations that will lead to its use as a launch platform for small satellites. The jet returned to Long … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit satellite spin-off makes its debut

Virgin Galactic says it’s spinning off its satellite launch operation, including the LauncherOne rocket development program, as a new commercial space company called Virgin Orbit. The newly created company’s first president, Dan Hart, comes to the job from the Boeing … Continue reading

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