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Virgin Orbit signs MoU with Southwest Research

Virgin Orbit (and not Virgin Galactic, which has problems with the US FAA over flight safety) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and collaboration with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The agreement sees Virgin Orbit and SwRI exploring multiple specialized mission opportunities using the company’s LauncherOne rocket system and “coupled with SwRI’s deep expertise in space […]

September 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virgin Galactic boss sells shares

The Richard Branson-backed Virgin Galactic space tourism business is facing more than a few fundamental changes. First up, it is losing its former CEO George Whitesides who changed to Chief Space Officer in July last year, and is now stepping aside but remains of the company’s advisory board. He had been in post since 2010. […]

March 8, 2021