Saturday, March 04, 2017

Private Sector Continues To Invade Space

Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne small satellite service becomes separate company

LOS ANGELES — Virgin Galactic's small satellite launch division is now its own company. Known as Virgin Orbit, the company will be focused on developing LauncherOne, a satellite-launching rocket that will be dropped from the wing of a Boeing 747. Virgin Orbit, headquartered outside Los Angeles, will be led by former Boeing Co. executive Dan Hart,…