Technicians work on Virgin Orbit’s rocket, attached to the wing of a Boeing 747. Photo: Reuters
Technicians work on Virgin Orbit’s rocket, attached to the wing of a Boeing 747. Photo: Reuters
Britain

UK surfing town channels Cape Canaveral with nation’s first space launch from home soil

  • Virgin Orbit, part-owned by billionaire Richard Branson, plans to use a modified Boeing 747 with a rocket attached under its wing for a ‘horizontal’ launch
  • The mission has been given a window for take-off on Monday night in Newquay, Cornwall; fewer than 10 nations currently send satellites into orbit from home turf

Technicians work on Virgin Orbit’s rocket, attached to the wing of a Boeing 747. Photo: Reuters
Technicians work on Virgin Orbit’s rocket, attached to the wing of a Boeing 747. Photo: Reuters
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