Virgin Orbit prepared for historic UK launch after spaceport secures license


A U.Okay. spaceport that can host the primary Virgin Orbit launch from non-American soil has obtained a license from the U.Okay. nationwide regulator, clearing the way in which for what would be the first ever European orbital liftoff. 

Spaceport Cornwall, a transformed airport within the southwest of England, is now all set for what would be the first orbital launch from the U.Okay. The U.Okay. Civil Aviation Authority issued a spaceport license to the airport, in Newquay on the British west coast, on Wednesday (Nov. 16) after the airport demonstrated compliance with “statutory necessities on security, safety, atmosphere and different points,” the U.Okay. House Company mentioned in a assertion (opens in new tab)

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