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Virgin Orbit 747 ‘Cosmic Girl’ performs first captive carry test of ‘LauncherOne’ rocket

On 18 November, Virgin Orbit completed its first captive carry test of its 21.4 meter ‘LauncherOne’ rocket using its specially modified 747-400 ‘Cosmic Girl’ (N744VG). The 1 hour 19 minute flight out of Victorville took the 747 and rocket up to a max altitude of 16,000 feet. (more…)