Next Spaceflight

Status

Failure

Demo Flight

Launch Time
Mon May 25, 2020 19:50 UTC
First flight of LauncherOne. Right after first stage ignition a high-pressure line carrying cryogenic liquid oxygen to the combustion chamber failed. The engine therefore stopped producing thrust due to a lack of oxidizer.

Rocket

LauncherOne
Virgin Orbit
Status: Active
Price: $12.0 million
Payload to LEO: 500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 16.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.3 m

Mission Details

Demo Flight

The launch is a demonstration mission of the air-launched LauncherOne rocket to certify it for customer missions. The payload is a simulation mass.
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Cosmic Girl, Mojave Air and Space Port, California, USA

Stats

2020

35th orbital launch attempt

LauncherOne

1st mission
1st failed mission