Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites on 1st night mission

Virgin Orbit has just completed its fourth consecutive mission, launching seven small satellites on the company’s first-ever night flight.

Virgin Orbit’s carrier plane, a modified Boeing 747 called Cosmic Girl, took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in Southern California on Saturday, July 2, at 1:49 a.m. EDT (0549 GMT; 2249 local time) with the company LauncherOne rocket hidden under a wing.

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