Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl releases LauncherOne mid-air during a prior flight. Credit: Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson. This mission continues the team’s successful track record of delivering satellites for government and commercial customers. Virgin Orbit confirmed it successfully deployed into orbit all 7 customer satellites onboard its LauncherOne rocket during yesterday’s Above the Clouds mission. Virgin Orbit’s […]
Virgin Orbit Expected to List on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange NextGen Acquisition Corp. II stockholders today approved the previously-announced business combination with Vieco USA, Inc., the parent company of Virgin Orbit at a special meeting of stockholders. A Form 8-K disclosing the full voting results is expected to be filed with the Securities and Exchange […]
Virgin Orbit announced the successful completion of its wet dress rehearsal today prior to its third launch carrying U.S. Department of Defense and commercial satellites to Low Earth Orbit Virgin Orbit has completed a full wet dress rehearsal of its air-launched LauncherOne satellite delivery service, taking the integrated system through a full run of procedures […]
Announce an extension to their collaboration that will accelerate space-based encryption services to private, defense, and intelligence customers globally Arqit has contracted exclusively with Virgin Orbit for Arqit’s launch needs for up to 5 launches from Spaceport Cornwall beginning in 2023. Virgin Orbit has acquired a quantum cloud encryption license from Arqit to provide encryption […]
Virgin Orbit has signed a term sheet establishing a close and multi-faceted partnership with Horizon Technologies, the UK-based global leader in innovative space-based Maritime Domain Awareness through signals intelligence. According to the agreement, Virgin Orbit will become Horizon’s preferred launch partner, will take an equity stake in the company, and will appoint a Virgin Orbit […]
Virgin Orbit announced an agreement to acquire a 17.5% stake in geospatial analytics company Hypersat LLC. This investment will further expand Virgin Orbit’s space solutions business by providing highly accurate electro-optic and hyperspectral imagery capabilities, which can provide vital information to customers in the agriculture, defense, energy, insurance, and minerals industries, among others. The investment […]
Innovative small satellite launch service provider Virgin Orbit, based in Long Beach, has announced two deals for a combined 30 launches in the coming years. The announcements came as the company prepares for its final launch of 2021 next month.
Virgin Orbit projects that more than 40% of the company’s business by 2026 will be in national security and defense.
New Agreement Between Virgin Orbit and ANA HOLDINGS Sets the Stage for Twenty LauncherOne Flights From Japan
ANA HOLDINGS, owner of ANA ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA), establishes a new space business as an exclusive distributor of Asia’s first air-launch service.
‘We’ve Gone to the Moon, But There’s so Much More to Explore’: VOX Space’s Jeff Trauberman on Investing in Space for National Priorities
Jeff Trauberman, vice president of government affairs at VOX Space, said now is an ideal time for a startup to break into the space game.