Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit


Dan Hart

Successful Launches 2

Failed Launches 1

Pending Launches 3

Agency Description

Virgin Orbit is a company within the Virgin Group which plans to provide launch services for small satellites. The company was formed in 2017 to develop the air-launched LauncherOne rocket, launched from Cosmic Girl, which had previously been a project of Virgin Galactic. Based in Long Beach, California, Virgin Orbit has more than 300 employees led by president Dan Hart, a former vice president of government satellite systems at Boeing. Virgin Orbit focuses on small satellite launch, which is one of three capabilities being focused on by Virgin Galactic. These capabilities are: human spaceflight operations, small satellite launch, and advanced aerospace design, manufacturing, and test

Next Virgin Orbit Launch

LauncherOne | Above the Clouds

Virgin Orbit
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Rocket Configs


Height 16.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 327 kN

Diameter 1.60 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 0 Tonnes

Launch Success 2

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight Unknown

Launch Failures 1

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