LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Jan 13 2022
Virgin Orbit

Above the Clouds

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(10:52 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(10:20 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(12:50 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

LauncherOne

Description:

LauncherOne is a 2 stage rocket that launches from under the wing of a modified Boeing 747-400 aircraft.The Launcher One rocket is a two stage rocket with a single NewtonThree engine as the first stage, and a single NewtonFour engine for a second stage.

LauncherOne rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • 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.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Air launch to orbit

Pad

Mojave Air and Space Port