System test of air launch, Virgin Orbit failed

Испытания системы воздушного запуска Virgin Orbit закончились неудачей

System test of air launch of launch vehicle LauncherOne Virgin Orbit failed in the US.

“We have confirmed a regular reset of the aircraft. However, the mission ended in the beginning of the flight. (Plane) Cosmic Girl and our crew safe and return to base,” – said in a statement on Twitter.

Booster LauncherOne is designed to deliver small satellites into low earth orbit.

Virgin Orbit is a Corporation of British businessman Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, which had previously tested a tourism vehicle SpaceShipTwo model of Unity.


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