System test of air launch, Virgin Orbit gone wrong

Test air launching rocket LauncherOne, developed by the American company Orbit Virgin, owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, was unsuccessful.

As announced by the company on its Twitter page, reset rocket from a plane passed normally, however, the “mission ended at the beginning of the flight.” It is clarified that the plane Cosmic Girl-launching squads, returned safely to base.

according to BBC News, the rocket engine was successfully launched a few seconds after reset, but due to abnormal indicators, the flight was aborted.

the carrier Rocket LauncherOne was designed for delivery to low earth orbit small satellites. Its parent company Virgin Orbit is part owned by Branson’s Virgin Galactic Corporation, previously experienced tourist spacecraft SpaceShipTwo.

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