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Branson’s Virgin Orbit moves closer to commercial satellite launch

11 July 2019, 8:01 AM

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said.

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Richard Branson takes satellite launch business to Japan with airline ANA

7 June 2019, 10:11 AM

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit said on Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline operator ANA Holdings Inc, which will provide maintenance and possibly aircraft.

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