fbpx
Home Space Exploration Virgin Orbit Successfully Carries Satellites To Space For The First Time

Virgin Orbit Successfully Carries Satellites To Space For The First Time

NASA is supporting the move as part of its Venture Class Launch Services program that's meant to explore new and hopefully lower-priced methods of bringing payloads to space.

Virgin Orbit Successfully Carries Satellites To Space For The First Time - Ravzgadget
Virgin Orbit Successfully Carries Satellites To Space For The First Time / Photo credit: Virgin Orbit
Share this article with friends

Virgin Orbit is celebrating a smoother second launch demonstration. The company has successfully carried customer satellites into space for the first time after the Cosmic Girl host aircraft deployed the LauncherOne rocket over the Pacific Ocean for its latest test.

MORE FROM RAVZGADGET: Here Are 6 History-Making Space Stories That Happened In 2020

The payload that successfully reached the orbit included nine missions from NASA and several universities, most of them were launching cubesats and other tiny orbiters as well.

LauncherOne successfully released the satellites into low Earth orbit after Virgin hinted it had successfully crossed into space and entered orbit. Meanwhile, the first demonstration ended in disappointment after LauncherOne failed to ignite.

NASA is supporting the move as part of its Venture Class Launch Services program that’s meant to explore new and hopefully lower-priced methods of bringing payloads to space.

Though Virgin still needs some time and work to do before it will start offering these services regularly, the success of this move will reduce the costs of fielding satellites and provide an alternative when the smaller straight-to-space rocket is not ideal for obvious reasons.

MORE FROM RAVZGADGET: SpaceX Shows Off Its Starship SN8 High Altitude Test Flight Again

Stay connected to trending technology news by following @Ravzgadget on Twitter, Instagram and Like our page on Facebook.com/ravzgadget.

Share this article with friends
5 1 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Vytvorenie úctu na binance
5 months ago

Your point of view caught my eye and was very interesting. Thanks. I have a question for you. https://www.binance.com/sk/register?ref=PORL8W0Z

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x