Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test

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Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test

Releases rocket from the wing of modified Boeing 747.

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said. In the penultimate mission before Virgin Orbit offers commercial satellite launch services, ...

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