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Virgin Galactic Test Fires New Rocket Engines

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Virgin Galactic Announces Successful Test Firings Of New Liquid Rocket Engines For Launcherone

Company developing rocket engines designed and built in house for its affordable, responsive small satellite launch service

MOJAVE, Calif. – Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that it has reached a significant milestone in the testing of a new family of liquid rocket engines for LauncherOne, the company’s small satellite launch vehicle. As part of a rapid development program, Virgin Galactic has now hot-fired both a 3,500 lbf thrust rocket engine and a 47,500 lbf thrust rocket engine, called the “NewtonOne” and “NewtonTwo” respectively.

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