Virgin Orbit closes its space launch operations

  • Virgin Orbit’s days of launching satellites into space with aircraft-launched rockets have come to an end.
  • After 6 years in business, Virgin Orbit does not have the funds to continue operations and will be shuttering for the foreseeable future.
  • 675 employees (nearly 90% of Virgin Orbit’s workforce) will be laid off immediately.


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