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Ex-Virgin Boeing 747 selected as LauncherOne rocket mothership

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Virgin Galactic has selected Boeing 747 aircraft as the dedicated launch platform for its LauncherOne small satellite launch rocket. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

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the plane that would launch rockets into space

For the first time, Virgin Galactic has revealed the aircraft it intends to use to boost small satellites weighting up to 450kg into orbit, perhaps before the end of 2017. Branson, the charismatic founder of the company, said he hoped that by bringing down the cost of satellite launches he could enable global satellite Internet and bring connectivity to the more than 3 billion people without access to the Web.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/meet-cosmic-girl-the-plane-that-would-launch-rockets-into-space/

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