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Virgin Orbit

Opening space for good by launching satellites from the wing of a 747. No biggie. Founded by @RichardBranson. Proud member of the @Virgin family.

Long Beach, CA

Joined on 2 December, 2016

http://www.virginorbit.com

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We hold our relationship with @NASA_LSP near and dear to our heart, and are honored beyond words that we've had the opportunity to work so closely together for this demo flight. We've learned a ton from the experience & can't wait to collaborate on more missions in the future.

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As Administrator @JimBridenstine outlined in a recent chat with our CEO Dan Hart, @NASA's Venture Class Launch Services program is accelerating a whole new wave of space capabilities. Going small really is the next big thing — whether that's small rockets or small satellites.

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Quoted @ShorealoneFilms

@Virgin_Orbit same window time?

Yep - 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific.

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Our Launch Readiness Review is complete, our hardware looks great, and our customers are ready. We're following through on the last actions identified at our LRR. Our launch is now targeted for NET Sunday, Jan 17, with additional windows in January if needed.

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We love adding purpose-driven missions like this to our manifest! And we're very eager to conduct a successful launch demo mission in the coming days. Once that's behind us, we'll really kick it into high gear with several customer missions in quick succession. 🚀

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Junior Astronaut will launch its Nanonaut payload on LauncherOne later this year, which students can track from Earth via smartphone app. The app also offers educational teasers such as algebra tutorials & more.

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Kicking off the year in true Virgin fashion, we have even more good news to share: Our newest customer is Junior Astronaut, a UK-based team working to encourage young students toward careers in STEM!

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Update: our team is wrapping up final tasks, coordinating with our customers, and preparing for our Launch Readiness Review on Friday morning. We are now targeting a launch on Wednesday, Jan 13, with additional windows throughout January if needed.

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Replying to @richardbranson: Very excited that the launch window for Virgin Orbit’s Launch Demo 2 mission opens this Sunday, with opportunities to l…

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Very excited that the launch window for Virgin Orbit’s Launch Demo 2 mission opens this Sunday, with opportunities to launch throughout January. The brilliant team are making their way through final reviews, checks and readiness discussions, follow @Virgin_Orbit for the latest

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Replying to @NASA_LSP: Mark your calendars! 🗓️

The launch window for @Virgin_Orbit's Launch Demo 2 mission opens on Jan. 10. This mission will laun…

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Mark your calendars! 🗓️

The launch window for @Virgin_Orbit's Launch Demo 2 mission opens on Jan. 10. This mission will launch the CubeSats of our ELaNa 20 mission into space! Learn more ➡️

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Now, with all of our major pre-launch tests complete, we’re making our way through our final reviews, checks, and readiness discussions.

It's a busy start to the year but we’re focused and excited to be flying to space soon!

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With Covid-19 a constant watch item, we’re testing more often than ever and using every approach available to protect everyone’s health. The numbers in our local communities are still severe — please stay safe and cover your faces!

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After closing out December with a successful wet dress rehearsal (among other activities), we’re entering the new year riding a strong wave of momentum. Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne are in top form out on the tarmac at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Our team is hitting the ground running in 2021! The window for our Launch Demo 2 mission opens this Sunday, January 10th, with opportunities to launch throughout January.

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Finally: to all of our friends, neighbors, and families, we wish you a joyous, safe, socially distanced, disinfected holiday season. As 2020 winds down and we all prepare to enter a new chapter, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones — and wear a mask!

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Our hardware is basically ready to go, as is our team. We are working with our partners in government and with our customers to identify our new candidate launch windows. We’ll publish new dates as soon as they are final, but currently, the window is likely to be mid-January.

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Our policies around social distancing were strict before, but we’ve since implemented even more extreme measures to ensure the health and safety of our team. A full 2/3rds of the small crew who were on-site for our previous WDR supported this latest rehearsal remotely.

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Update from Mojave: as our teammates cleared their preventative quarantines, we got back into our pre-launch operations. Sunday and Monday, we completed our final wet dress rehearsal — the last big test we had planned prior to our launch.

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Replying to @TheRealVOXSpace: .@TechCrunch's TC Sessions kick off today, and we're hoping you'll join us for the "Launching a Launch Startup" panel,…

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.@TechCrunch's TC Sessions kick off today, and we're hoping you'll join us for the "Launching a Launch Startup" panel, where VOX Space President @mandy_vaughn will share some of her experiences spearheading an exciting new space startup. Don't miss out!

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