Department of Defense Purchases Flight on Virgin Orbit’s Satellite Launch Service

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an agreement for a prototype flight with Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne, the Long Beach-based company announced this week.

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Saudi Arabia to Invest $1 Billion into Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Co.

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The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia will invest around $1 billion into Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, Virgin announced today.

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Long Beach-Based Virgin Orbit Selected for “SpaceBelt” Initial Constellation Deployment

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Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit announced that Cloud Constellation Corporation, a commercial satellite developer, has selected the LauncherOne service for the deployment of a constellation of space-based cloud storage data centers.

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Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl Satellite Air Launch Platform Touches Down in Long Beach

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On Monday afternoon Virgin Orbit employees, CEO Dan Hart, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and other city dignitaries gathered to celebrate Cosmic Girl's completion as a satellite air launch platform. 

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Virgin Galactic Announces Formation of Long Beach-Based Virgin Orbit, Offering Satellite Launch Services

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Virgin Galactic, and its billionaire founder Sir Richard Branson, announced last week the formation of Virgin Orbit, a commercial space company that will offer low-cost launch services for small satellites from its 180,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Long Beach.

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