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Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight


Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight Virgin Orbit’s test flight ended in failure shortly after LauncherOne dropped from under the company’s carrier 747 airplane. Virgin Orbit confirmed that the drop was successful and that the rocket’s main engine ignited. But then it quickly suffered some kind of anomaly at the beginning of the flight. The company says no one was hurt during the test and the team will be digging into the data to learn what went wrong.   More



(Source: The Verge - May 26)

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