Virgin space spinoff will pop teensy satellites into orbit

Richard Branson's newest effort, Virgin Orbit, aims to launch small satellites from a jet flying at 35,000 feet. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

Virgin OrbitElon Musk's rocket program at SpaceX is designed for massive payloads like communications satellites.
But fellow space buff Richard Branson seems to be more interested in satellites that'll fit in the palm of your hand.
On Wednesday Branson fired up Virgin Orbit, a new business focused on launching tiny satellites, often known as cubesats.
Virgin Orbit is a spinoff from a team previously called LauncherOne.
Virgin Orbit is the third company in the Branson space effort.

Opinion… * Man-Made

In (near) future it will become very easy (and relatively cheap) to launch small satellites into orbit. #Trend

Source: Cnet