What is LauncherOne?

LauncherOne is rocket of Virgin Orbit, the space firm of billionaire Richard Branson. It is an air launched rocket that was dropped over the Pacific by Cosmic Girl, a modified Boeing 747. Once dropped, the rocket fired its engine to climb out of earth’s atmosphere to reach the orbit. It successfully delivered 10 NASA satellites to the orbit. This mission, dubbed Launch Demo 2, comes after its failed attempt last year.

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