Virgin Galactic Sets Sights on 2016 for LauncherOne | Via Satellite


Though more prominently known for its suborbital spaceflight business, Virgin Galactic has also been working on a dedicated small satellite launch system known as LauncherOne. Speaking to Via Satellite, George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, said the company hopes to have liftoff using its air-launch system within the next two years.

 

Source: www.satellitetoday.com

Virgin Galactic is one of several commercial launch companies that is vying for Air Force and federal government launch contracts.  Perhaps AMSAT can work with Virgin Galactic’s "Launcher One" satellite program to cut costs of orbiting amateur radio satellites. Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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