will be completed First orbital space launch With a final launch on British soil next week, more than 70 years since Virgin Orbit was created, Monday 9 January has been chosen as a possible launch date. British Space Programme In 1952, one of Sir Richard Branson’s modified Boeing 747s was loaded with satellites on a 70-foot rocket from Spaceport Cornwall.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the space plane, called Cosmic Girl, will then be carried to a high altitude, where the rocket will be dropped and ignited before flying into space on an orbital trip around the Earth.
Not only will the mission be the first from UK soil, it will also come 50 years after a British-made rocket, Black Arrow, reached space after blasting off from Australia.
It comes after months of delays, caused by waiting to receive licenses from the UK’s space regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority.
Spaceport Cornwall will be the first hub in the UK to enter service when the spaceflight takes off at night at Newquay Airport after all commercial flights have ended.
Branson is sure to draw crowds as he launches two satellites on behalf of the UK government aboard LauncherOne, a rocket which, once deployed, will deliver high-tech imaging sensors, allowing the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to monitor Earth and its Earth. Oceans.
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