Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Ends Without Trip to Space

Strap a rocket to the underside of a plane. Fly it up several miles. Drop it. The engine ignites, and the rocket and its payload zoom to space.
That is what Virgin Orbit, one of the multitude of companies started by Richard Branson, tried to do on Monday, demonstrating a new rock..

Virgin Orbit Pushes Back First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet

Strap a rocket to the underside of a plane. Fly it up several miles. Drop it. The engine ignites, and the rocket and its payload zoom to space.
That is what Virgin Orbit, one of the multitude of companies started by Richard Branson, plans to do Sunday or Monday. It is a demonstra..

SpaceX Changes to Starlink Satellites Earn Astronomers’ Praise

SpaceX Plans Sunshades to Save Night Skies From Starlink SatellitesSome astronomers who have criticized the company’s orbital internet constellation were encouraged by the measures it announced.
A composite, long-exposure image of Starlink satellites, the straight lines, seen ove..