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Virgin Orbit: Richard Branson's rocket fails on maiden flight

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit rocket has failed to launch a test satellite into space on its maiden voyage.
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Virgin orbit: Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit rocket launch fails first attempt

Virgin orbit: Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit rocket launch fails first attempt

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

THE maiden voyage of Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket ended abruptly yesterday after the spacecraft failed shortly after launch.
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Virgin Orbit unsuccessful in first rocket launch attempt

Virgin Orbit unsuccessful in first rocket launch attempt

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit has failed in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.
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Virgin Orbit's air-launched rocket fails on first test flight

Virgin Orbit's air-launched rocket fails on first test flight

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

Virgin Orbit's carrier aircraft - a Boeing 747 named “Cosmic Girl” - took off from Mojave Air and Space Port at 2:56 p.m. EDT Monday with the company's LauncherOne rocket under its left wing. Credit: Matt Hartman / Shorealone Films
Making its first flight, a privately-funded air-launched rocket developed and built by Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed to reach space Monday after release from the company's modified 747 carrier airplane over the Pacific Ocean.
Designed to haul small satellites into orbit, Virgin Orbit's two-stage LauncherOne suffered an “anomaly” soon after ignition of...
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