Virgin Orbit is one step closer to getting approval to launch satellites from Guam, a US island territory in the Western Pacific.
The Federal Aviation Administration on August 27 released its final environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” for Virgin Orbit to conduct launches using its Boeing 747-400 carrier aircraft and LauncherOne rocket from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.
William Pomerantz, Vice President of special projects at Virgin Orbit, was quoted saying that the favorable environmental review marks a “significant step towards achieving our launch license for orbital spaceflight from Guam. We’re very grateful to the team at the FAA for the constant dialogue as we have moved through the process.”
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