LauncherOne | Above the Clouds

LauncherOne | Above the Clouds

Mojave Air and Space Port
Air launch to orbit

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Virgin Orbit

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

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Above the Clouds

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigation experiments as well as two Earth-observation nanosatellites from Polish company SatRevolution.

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LauncherOne


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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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-30T17:51:40+0000

Mentioning of this launch in USCG local warning messages has been removed.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-11T03:18:48+0000

Launch date and window updated per USCG marine space closure notices.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-11-09T14:06:43+0000

New mission name “Above The Clouds” confirmed.

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