Virgin Orbit’s planned UK launch in 2022 looks to be slipping away as operating license remains under review

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Virgin Orbit’s plans for a first launch from Britain’s Spaceport Cornwall this year appear to be slipping beyond reach as the UK Civil Aviation Authority continues to work through the company's licensing documentation.

The delay, even if only to January, will make it impossible for Virgin Orbit to reach its revenue target of $40 million.

Virgin Orbit has conducted four consecutive successful launches since June 2021, two of them this year, and had counted on a third launch in . . .

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