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Virgin Galactic preparing for busy LauncherOne future


While Virgin Galactic prepare to restart test operations with its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, the company has revealed an ambitious future for its LauncherOne system – including a home base…

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Moses looking to guide VSS Unity to her North Star


Virgin Galactic’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Mike Moses, spoke of the goal of installing a “North Star” safety culture into the VSS Unity, following her rollout ceremony on…

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Virgin Galactic unveils Cosmic Girl, dedicated LauncherOne aircraft


Virgin Galactic – part of the Virgin corporation headed by Sir Richard Branson – has unveiled their new LauncherOne system’s dedicated aircraft at the company’s facility in San…

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Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne to utilize a dedicated aircraft


Due to customer demand, Virgin Galactic claims it has nearly doubled the amount of payload that customers can deliver to orbit on its LauncherOne system – ranging from…

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NTSB SpaceShipTwo findings will serve to strengthen our resolve – Branson


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has provided details into the probable cause of the SpaceShipTwo failure during last year’s test flight. The investigation found co-pilot error and…

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo fails during test flight


One pilot has died and another seriously injured during a test flight failure of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on Friday. The much-delayed suborbital space tourism vehicle suffered a catastrophic…

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SpaceShipTwo Glides Toward December Debut


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2), slated to become the world’s first commercial manned spacecraft, is undergoing rigorous testing at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. Christened “VSS Enterprise”, the…

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Stratolaunch and Orbital – The Height of Air Launch


New details into the Stratolaunch system have revealed an exciting pairing of a huge carrier aircraft and a highly capable Orbital rocket nicknamed Pegasus II. The “Any Time,…

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From Shuttle to SS2 – Sturckow joins Virgin Galactic


Space Shuttle veteran Frederick “CJ” Sturckow has joined Virgin Galactic’s commercial flight team. The retired U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel has been joined by retired U.S. Air Force…

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First powered flight success for SpaceShipTwo


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) finally conducted its debut powered flight on Monday, paving the way towards its space tourism aspirations. The historic milestone was conducted high over the…

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Commercial space flight shows reignited interest in the Air Launch system


Virgin Galactic unveiled their new air launch system – called LauncherOne – this week, classing it as a “revolution” in space access for small satellites. However, the concept…

Virgin Galactic reveals VSS Enterprise


More details about Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipTwo – VSS Enterprise – have been revealed to the public on Thursday, during a press briefing in New York City. The new…