First glide flight of VSS Unity already tomorrow !

Just after two years from tragic flight of VSS Enterprise, Virgin Galactic is going to perform test flight of their second SpaceShipTwo-class spaceplane tomorrow. According to Spacenews.com, Virgin Galactic is going to finish lasting two years period without flights of their spaceplane and return to test flights campaign. After disaster of VSS Enterprise on 31 […]

Virgin after another free glide flight !

Virgin Galactic performed another in-flight test of their VSS Unity spaceplane on May 1, 2017. This time main purpose of free glide flight was test of feather system. This flight is part of flight campaign planned for 2016-2017 with one objective: to test all the systems of  VSS Unity to make first engine flight possible already […]

Virgin Galactic completed last flight in 2016

Virgin Galactic managed to conduct last in 2016 flight of their VSS Unity spacecraft. It was sixth flight of this vehicle and 221st for WhiteKnightTwo. It is second test flight after beginning of flight campaign on 3 December 2016. Since 31 October 2014 when accident of VSS Enterprise, first from two SpaceShipTwo spaceplanes, took place,  Virgin […]

After first glide flight – Virgin Galactic enters flight phase and finishing two years break

And finally it happened – Virgin Galactic managed to win with poor weather conditions and other minor problems with their vehicle and performed successful glide flight with VSS Unity deployed from VMS Eve, WhiteKnightTwo class motherplane. First success after lasting for two years break from flights. Virgin Galactic and its founder Richard Branson can celebrate […]

Still mated – WhiteKnightTwo and VSS Unity after two failed glide flight attempts

Series of test flights of VSS Unity deployed from WhiteKnightTwo has resulted with two scrubbed missions – Virgin Galactic has not easy return to flying. It was second flight of VSS Unity and first one after disaster of VSS Enterprise on 31 October 2014. First flight was important event and beginning of whole series of glide flights campaign […]

Virgin Galactic with FAA operator’s license !

Virgin Galactic was awarded recently by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation with operator’s license for their SpaceShipTwo. Virgin announced about FAA certification on August 1, 2016. This is crucial moment for Virgin Galactic – their effort was awarded and now Company is able to start commercial flights with their space plane. Designed by […]

Virgin Galactic reveals lifting vehicle for LauncherOne

New Virgin launch vehicle designed as air launched two stage rocket called LauncherOne acquired its conveyance – Boeing 747 called Cosmic Girl. It seems that Pegasus rocket will get competitor on the market of air launched rockets. Virgin Galactic announced about choosing designated lifting plane for their new LauncherOne rocket operating similar to Orbital ATK Pegasus. […]