Virgin Orbit says it wants to send tiny spacecraft to Mars in 2022

Virgin Orbit has big plans to send small spacecraft to Mars, as soon as 2022. The company — an offshoot of Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic — announced today that it is partnering with nearly a dozen Polish universities and a Polish satellite maker called SatRevolution to design up to three robotic missions to the Red Planet over the next decade. If successful, these missions could be the first purely commercial trips to Mars. Up until now, only four organizations have ever successfully made it to the Red Planet, and all of them have been government-led space organizations. Commercial companies like SpaceX have vowed to send spacecraft to Earth’s neighbor, but so far, Mars has been the sole domain of... Continue reading…

Virgin Orbit Could Launch Polish Cubesat Mission to Mars As Soon As 2022

Polish scientists are developing a first-of-its-kind cubesat mission to Mars that could launch as early as 2022.

Fri 11 Oct 19 from SPACE.com

Virgin Orbit Aims to Send First Commercial Cubesats to Mars

Virgin Orbit, the rocket-based spinoff of Virgin Galactic, has signed a deal with Polish satellite company SatRevolution to send the first commercial Cubesats ...

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Extremetech

Virgin Orbit to Launch First Commercial Cubesats to Mars

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket at Long Beach, Calif. (Photo Credit: Virgin Orbit) Virgin Orbit wants to be the first private company to send cubesats ...

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Geek.com

Virgin Orbit plans to send cubesats to Mars as early as 2022

Virgin Orbit plans to be the first private company to send cubesats to Mars. Today, it announced a partnership with the Polish satellite company SatRevolution and a dozen Polish universities ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Engadget

Virgin Orbit plans to launch first commercial small satellites to Mars

Richard Bransons-backed small satellite launch operation Virgin Orbit wants to be the first to dedicate a mission to bringing commercial cube sats to the red planet, the company announced today. ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from TechCrunch

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