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Virgin Orbit will launch first Dutch defense satellite in mission that will demo rapid response capabilities


Virgin Orbit will launch first Dutch defense satellite in mission that will demo rapid response capabilities Virgin Orbit isn’t slowing down after joining the exclusive club of small launch companies that have made it to orbit — the company just announced that it’s flying a payload on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF). This is the first-ever satellite being put up by the Dutch Ministry of Defense, and it’s a small satellite that will act as a test platform for a number of different communications experiments.    More



(Source: TechCrunch - Jan 26)

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