The tech behind Virgin Orbit’s mission to space
Virgin Orbit plans to launch its rockets from a plane. This new approach means no need for a launch site or the need to burn masses of fuel to get the rockets off the ground.
The rockets will be used to take satellites into space. A test launch in May failed but now the company is looking to make a further attempt.
BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak went to find out more about the technology behind the launches.
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