MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Author
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit provided satellites from 3 nations into area Wednesday, its 2nd effective rocket launch from an aircraft.
The business’s customized 747 jet called Cosmic Lady jet removed from California’s Mojave Desert, bring the 70- foot (21- meter) rocket below its left wing. When the airplane was over the Pacific near the Channel Islands, the LauncherOne rocket peeled away, then fired its engine to head to area. The drop happened at an elevation of about 37,000 feet (11,000 meters).