Virgin Orbit’s Air-Launched Rocket to Carry 11 Small NASA Satellites

Virgin Orbit
Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit aims to help NASA bring 11 small satellites to space as part of the second launch demonstration of the company's  air-launched rocket.

LauncherOne will lift off with the Cosmic Girl aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California later this year to carry satellites from nine universities and the Ames Research Center as part of the space agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative, Virgin Orbit said Monday.

NASA selected Virgin Orbit for the mission through the Venture Class Launch Services competition program.

The satellites that will fly on the company's next test flight are built to test new spacecraft technology and perform scientific studies in orbit.

You may also be interested in...

Seth Cutler CISO NetApp

NetApp’s Seth Cutler: AI Can Support Agency Data Security, Compliance Efforts

Seth Cutler, chief information security officer of NetApp, has said implementing artificial intelligence tools can help the public sector manage data protection, compliance and risks as agencies increase the pace of digital transformation projects to address cybersecurity threats.


DIU Taps CounterCraft to Help Deploy, Mature Threat Intell Prototype

The Defense Innovation Unit has awarded threat intelligence technology maker CounterCraft an other transaction agreement to mature the company’s counterintelligence tool in an effort to improve the protection of Department of Defense systems.

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Gets FedRAMP Approval for Three Data Security Products

Palo Alto Networks has added three cloud products to its suite of government-approved offerings under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The Palo Alto Networks Government Cloud Services now includes the Prisma Cloud, Cortex XDR and Cortex Data Lake platforms that have received moderate FedRAMP authorization with the help of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the company said Monday.