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  1. #1 Spaceport Cornwall : First Orbital Space Launch From UK Approaches! 
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    BBC is reporting that "LauncherOne", Virgin Orbit's rocket for orbital launches has arrived from California and is being prepared for flight at Spaceport Cornwall*.

    The rocket will be carrying nine satellites to place into low earth orbit. The flight is expected some time next month.


    "Virgin Orbit rocket arrives for first space launch from UK"

    * https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63269429


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    BBC has released an article detailing the payload of Virgin Orbit's plan to launch satellites from a spaceport in Cornwall*. It will be the first time a launch from the UK has placed assets into orbit. There are nine cubesats for this mission, and they will be involved in a number of activities. The Launcher One rocket, which is to deliver these satellites, is expected to launch sometime in the "next few weeks".


    "Cornwall space mission: Satellites prepared for first UK orbital launch"

    * https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63562005


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