Virgin Orbit Overview

A complete overview of Virgin Orbit, including launch stats, launch vehicles and launch locations.

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Basic Info


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Virgin Orbit




United States



Administrator / CEO

President: Dan Hart

Launch Stats

First Launch

25 May 2020

Last Launch

9 Jan 2023

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Failed Launches


Upcoming Launches


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Virgin Orbit is a company within the Virgin Group which plans to provide launch services for small satellites. The company was formed in 2017 to develop the air-launched LauncherOne rocket, launched from Cosmic Girl, which had previously been a project of Virgin Galactic. Based in Long Beach, California, Virgin Orbit has more than 300 employees led by president Dan Hart, a former vice president of government satellite systems at Boeing.

Virgin Orbit focuses on small satellite launch, which is one of three capabilities being focused on by Virgin Galactic. These capabilities are: human spaceflight operations, small satellite launch, and advanced aerospace design, manufacturing, and test

Virgin Orbit Launch Vehicles

Launch Sites used by Virgin Orbit

Mojave Air and Space Port

Mojave Air and Space Port launch site

A leading air launch facility for private spaceflight and aerospace research in Mojave, California.

📍 CA, United States
🚀 58 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Spaceport Cornwall

Spaceport Cornwall launch site

Air launch focused spaceport based in South West England.

📍 UK
🚀 1 Launch

Upcoming Launches