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Virgin Orbit will launch first Dutch defense satellite in mission that will demo rapid response capabilities – Yahoo News Australia

Virgin Orbit isn’t slowing down after joining the exclusive club of small launch companies that have made it to orbit – the company just announced that it’s …

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Virgin Orbit isn’t slowing down after joining the exclusive club of small launch companies that have made it to orbit the company just announced that it’s flying a payload on behalf of customer the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF). This is the first ever satellite being put up by the Dutch Ministry of Defense, and it’s a small satellite that will act as a test platform for a number of different communications experiments.
The satellite is called ‘BRIK-II’ not because it’s the second of its kind,…

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