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The UK Space Agency has invested £11m supporting the UK’s first satellite launch by Virgin Orbit from Spaceport Cornwall.
The countdown to the first satellite launch from UK soil is officially on.
‘Anomaly’ reported: UK space mission fails as satellites fail to reach orbit
A historic space mission that took off from Cornwall, in south-west England, has ended in bitter disappointment after a rocket carrying the first satellites launched from British soil failed to reach orbit and was lost.
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Virgin Orbit, which is leading the mission, announced there had been ‘an anomaly’ and the rocket failed to reach the required altitude. The rocket and satellites were lost but the UK Space Agency insisted they posed no danger and were expected to burn or break up over the north Atlantic. The 747 returned to Cornwall safely.
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Cornwall braced for UK’s first ever space launch
The first ever orbital space launch from the UK is set to launch on Monday night.
The Virgin Orbit company has repurposed a 747 which will take from Cornwall Airport Newquay.
Then it will release a rocket over the Atlantic which will take nine satellites into space.
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