Virgin Orbit launched a rocket into orbit polyserve Dragun | 26.05.2020
On Saturday Virgin Orbit held a press briefing, which was attended by General Director Dan HART and Vice President for special projects will Pomerantz. The company told about the test
the launch on Sunday.
HART Pomerantz said flight plan and different scenarios that can occur died waiting and reminding that half of the first trial runs, the company failed.
Pomerantz noted that he is extremely proud of the work that the Virgin team Orbit have done on earth.
“We passed a lot of testing, we did everything we could to come up with.”
He also added that you can test the system on the ground, run simulations, but nothing beats flying.
Launcher Cosmic Girl is a modified Boeing 747 aircraft that has a rocket LauncherOne. The media is the air from 45 minutes to an hour before it reaches
a height of about 35,000 feet. At this point, the rocket separates and starts its own engine.
The reason for the launch was the collection of data for analysis. Flight results will form the basis of strategies for further promotion Virgin Orbit.
HART said that he did not believe that the small satellite industry is well served from the point of view of flexibility of the proposals. Virgin Orbit strives to be affordable enough so that a small
satellite customers can use it to deliver satellites in the right places. He also added that because of the design of launchers, the ship can take off from anywhere in the world. In the extreme
as where can operate a Boeing 747.
As noted by HART, the number of companies that actually fly into space and deliver cargo, is still low — many are working to achieve this goal, but success was given not for everyone. Virgin
Orbit can join this elite club. Sunday’s launch is successful.
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