Virgin Orbit is planning a first space launch from British soil. Photo: Handout
Virgin Orbit is planning a first space launch from British soil. Photo: Handout
Britain

First space launch from Britain as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit secures licence

  • The billionaire aviation disrupter will turn Cornwall’s Newquay Airport in the southwest of England into Britain’s very own space hub
  • It will be the first time satellites will launch into space from Europe; previously they have needed to be sent to foreign spaceports

Virgin Orbit is planning a first space launch from British soil. Photo: Handout
Virgin Orbit is planning a first space launch from British soil. Photo: Handout
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