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With an airplane and now a rocket, Virgin Orbit readies for prime time

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / A late May view of the Virgin Orbit factory floor showing an essentially complete LauncherOne in the middle ground, lacking only the payload fairing. This booster will be used for captive carry and drop testing.
LONG BEACH, Calif.-The black outline of a rocket painted on a concrete factory floor measures a little more than 20 meters in length. As Will Pomerantz strides along it, he admits that the depicted LauncherOne vehicle won't exactly amaze aerospace enthusiasts. In designing the rocket, Virgin Orbit opted for a workhorse rather than a show pony.
“As awesome a goal as it is...
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