Branson: Satellite launch 'picture perfect success'

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Branson: Satellite launch 'picture perfect success'

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Sir Richard Branson's rocket company Virgin Orbit has succeeded in putting its first satellites in space.

There is a short video of it too:-)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-e ... t-55732170
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Attaching rockets to aircraft to launch satellites isn’t new. The Americans were doing it years ago with Pegasus rockets.
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Does Virgin Orbit launch only smallsats or other types of satellites are also accepted for launch with aircraft? If yes, what maximum payload is allowed? For example, if a company wants to launch a CubeSat with an imager, can it cooperate with Virgin Orbit? Please take into account that here I don't mean that the imager is massive and heavy. A lot of companies now produce compact cameras with outstanding technical specifications. Just have a look at this one https://dragonflyaerospace.com/products/caiman/. I suppose that such cooperation might be possible. What do you think about it?
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