License to launch: UK space regulator gives Virgin Orbit satellites the go-aheadJude Karabuson December 22, 2022 at 10:01 The Register


First satellite to be launched into orbit from western Europe… when it takes off

After some tension around a delayed launch of what will be the first satellite to go into orbit from British soil – or indeed from anywhere in western Europe – UK regulators have confirmed they’ve issued all licenses necessary for Virgin Orbit to deploy a rocket for horizontal takeoff from a modified Boeing 747 from Spaceport Cornwall.…

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