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Missile Report: Virgin Orbit targets Mars and SpaceX for timely rides

Enlarge / The mighty Delta IV rocket flies into the sky. Welcome to issue 2.18 of the Rocket Report! This week has brought a lot of news on medium-weight missiles, especially on the question of commercial occupation – is the hardware finally ready for action? – as well as carpooling. There is also some nice news about the Falcon 9, …

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Virgin Orbit plans to send Cubesats to Mars as early as 2022

Virgin Orbit is a spin-off of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic dedicated to cost-effective small-scale projects. This new venture in the Virgin Orbit was reportedly inspired by NASA's recent InSight mission, in which two Cubesats were successfully sent to Mars. Now the company believes it can send its own similar spacecraft (weighing 110 pounds) into space with its LauncherOne rocket. The …

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The small satellite starter Virgin Orbit plans to send tiny vehicles to Mars

Virgin Orbit has big plans to send small spaceships to Mars by 2022. The company – an offshoot of Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic – announced today that it is partnering with nearly a dozen Polish universities and a Polish satellite. Manufacturers called SatRevolution to design up to three robotic missions to the Red Planet over the next …

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AT & T to Sell Its Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Operations

AT & T Inc.        has agreed to sell its Puerto Rican and U.S. Patents Virgin Islands businesses to             Liberty Latin America Ltd.         AT & T's operation in Puerto Rico provides cellular, landline and internet connections. It had 1.1 million wireless subscribers. As part of the deal, about 1,300 AT & T employees want to be transferred to Liberty Latin …

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In the spaceport of Virgin Galactic I saw the future of spaceflight

Barista Island in the Gaia Lounge at Spaceport America's Gateway to Space. Eric Mack The Chai Latte, served at Spaceport America's Gateway to Space in New Mexico, is as wonderful as the Virgin Galactic employees promised. Yes, the frothy sweet tea is delicious, but the signal it triggers in my brain's pleasure center is only part of the overall experience. …

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