California company Virgin Orbit recently conducted a test of an innovative rocket LauncherOne in the sky over the Pacific ocean. The launch was successful, but soon because of the “anomalies” the testing had to stop.
On the official website of the company Virgin Orbit it is reported that the LauncherOne rocket successfully launched, including the accelerator engine informs the online LigaNews. However, already at the first stage of the flight there was some kind of “anomaly” and the mission had to be completed.
Aircraft-carrier-Cosmic Girl with all the crew successfully landed in the aerospace port of Mojave.
“Today, our team has fulfilled its prelaunch and flight operations with incredible skill. Test flights allowed us to obtain all the necessary data. We have achieved many goals, but not all succeeded,” said CEO of Virgin Orbit Dan HART.
It is not excluded that the main problem of the missile was in the fuel tank.
Now the company is finalizing the development of another missile in the factory in long beach.
Elon Musk in his Twitter microblog expressed regret over the incident and recalled that the first test of its rocket, the Falcon 1 failed.
The LauncherOne rocket will put into orbit satellites weighing up to 500 kg.