Credit: Virgin Orbit


Electron Name: LauncherOne
Manufacturer: Virgin Orbit
Height: 21,3 m / 70 ft
Diameter: 1,8 m / 5,11 ft
Mass: 30 ton / 60,000 lb
  • LEO: 500 kg
  • SSO: 300 kg
Stages: 2
Engines first stage: NewtonThree
Engines second stage: NewtonFour
Cost per launch: $12 million
Launch sites:
  • Mojave Air and Space Port (USA)
  • Kennedy Space Center (USA)
  • Alcântara Space Center (Brazil)
First launch: 25/05/2020


LauncherOne launch statistics

Images: Virgin Orbit

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This article was published by FutureSpaceFlight founder and chief editor Kris Christiaens. Kris Christiaens has been passionate and fascinated by spaceflight and space exploration all his life and has written hundreds of articles on space projects, the commercial space industry and space missions over the past 20 years for magazines, books and websites. In late 2021, he founded the website FutureSpaceFlight with the goal of promoting new space companies and commercial space projects and compiling news of these start-ups and companies on one website.