Session

Technical Session V: From Earth to Orbit

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Abstract

Virgin Galactic offers LauncherOne, an affordable, dedicated, and responsive ride to orbit for small satellites. No longer will small satellite users be forced to choose among the limitations of flight as a secondary payload, paying dramatically more for a dedicated launch vehicle, or waiting for timely access to space. We are leveraging our background as the world’s first commercial spaceline, specifically through the development of the SpaceShipTwo suborbital passenger and cargo system and the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, to bring LauncherOne to market. LauncherOne will be capable of delivering on the order of 500 lbs (225 kg) to LEO, ideally suited to service the growing microsatellite community and specifically ESPA-class payloads.

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Aug 13th, 1:45 PM

LauncherOne: Revolutionary Orbital Transport for Small Satellites

Virgin Galactic offers LauncherOne, an affordable, dedicated, and responsive ride to orbit for small satellites. No longer will small satellite users be forced to choose among the limitations of flight as a secondary payload, paying dramatically more for a dedicated launch vehicle, or waiting for timely access to space. We are leveraging our background as the world’s first commercial spaceline, specifically through the development of the SpaceShipTwo suborbital passenger and cargo system and the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, to bring LauncherOne to market. LauncherOne will be capable of delivering on the order of 500 lbs (225 kg) to LEO, ideally suited to service the growing microsatellite community and specifically ESPA-class payloads.