Virgin Orbit’s Latest Mission Successfully Soars ‘Above the Clouds’ Again

Virgin Orbit’s Latest Mission Successfully Soars 'Above the Clouds’ Again

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 […]

Stockholders of NextGen Acquisition Approve Merger with Virgin Orbit

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 […]

Building Towards Third Commercial Launch, Virgin Orbit Completes Final Launch Rehearsal

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 […]

Virgin Orbit and Arqit Expand Launch Agreements

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 Announces New Partnership With Maritime Intelligence Firm Horizon Technologies

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 Expands Space Solutions Business With Hypersat Investment

Virgin Orbit Expands Space Solutions Business With Hypersat Investment

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 […]