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Virgin Orbit is engaged in hybrid manufacturing, automated flight safety systems, composite structures, and ultra-responsive launch operations, that allows it to offer unparalleled service to the small satellite market.

TypePrivate
Founded2017
HQLong Beach, US
Websitevirginorbit.com
Employee Ratings4.1

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)1,145(+2%)

Virgin Orbit Office Locations

Virgin Orbit has an office in Long Beach
Long Beach, US (HQ)
4022 E Conant St
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Virgin Orbit News and Updates

Virgin Orbit successfully takes its 747 flying launchpad out for a spin

In the next step on its path to getting its low earth orbit payload launch system up and running, Virgin Orbit successfully took its LauncherOne system out for a spin with an actual rocket attached under its wing.  The company’s specially modified 747-400 carried a 70-foot-long rocket as part of a t…

Virgin Orbit Completes Successful Captive Carry Test Flight With "Flying Launchpad"

VICTORVILLE, California, November 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin...

Virgin Orbit performs first captive carry flight

Virgin Orbit performed the first captive carry flight of its LauncherOne air-launch system Nov. 18, a key testing milestone as the company moves closer to a first flight. SpaceNews.com

Sir Richard Branson just strapped a giant rocket to a 747 jet airplane with his space company Virgin Orbit

Sir Richard Branson's newest space company, Virgin Orbit, just debuted its full rocket-and-airplane launch system for the first time. The airplane is a commercial 747-400 jet called "Cosmic Girl," and the orbital-class rocket is named "LauncherOne." Virgin Orbit aims to use the retrofitted jet to t…

Virgin Orbit performs LauncherOne aircraft flight tests

The carrier aircraft for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system has performed a series of test flights in preparation for upcoming flights with the rocket attached. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Virgin Orbit founded?

    Virgin Orbit was founded in 2017.

  • How many employees does Virgin Orbit have?

    Virgin Orbit has 1,145 employees.

  • Who are Virgin Orbit competitors?

    Competitors of Virgin Orbit include Accion Systems, SpaceX and Terran Orbital.

  • Where is Virgin Orbit headquarters?

    Virgin Orbit headquarters is located at 4022 E Conant St, Long Beach.

  • Where are Virgin Orbit offices?

    Virgin Orbit has an office in Long Beach.

  • How many offices does Virgin Orbit have?

    Virgin Orbit has 1 office.