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  • 2018
  • Virgin CEO Branson expects that LauncherOne could be ready to reach orbit early in 2019, according to his October 2018 blog post . (space.com)
  • polar
  • in a north-south direction, called polar orbits, can obtain more detailed data about changing atmospheric conditions. (britannica.com)
  • The Iridium satellite constellation also uses a polar orbit to provide telecommunications services. (wikipedia.org)
  • interplanetary probes
  • When the Space Shuttle orbiter launched interplanetary probes such as Galileo , it used a parking orbit to deliver the probe to the right injection spot. (wikipedia.org)
  • Compromise orbits, faster but needing more energy than true Hohmann orbits, have been used by interplanetary probes launched since the 1960s. (britannica.com)
  • mailing list
  • If you want to become an Orbit committer (which includes the initial commit of a third party library, with correct OSGi manifest, and any on-going maintenance or bug fixes) then post a message on the Orbit mailing list . (eclipse.org)
  • Virgin Orbit
  • Virgin Orbit is building and testing a rocket dedicated to carrying such machines to orbit. (space.com)
  • An artist's depiction of a Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket being air-launched from its Cosmic Girl mothership. (space.com)
  • Virgin Orbit is a spinoff company from the space tourism company Virgin Galactic. (space.com)
  • Virgin Orbit aims to build 24 new rockets annually from its production center in Long Beach, California, according to the company's website. (space.com)
  • Based in Long Beach, California, Virgin Orbit has more than 200 employees led by president Dan Hart, a former vice president of government satellite systems at Boeing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Virgin Orbit focuses on small satellite launch, which is one of three capabilities being focused on by Virgin Galactic. (wikipedia.org)
  • theoretically
  • Theoretically, an object approaching a black hole with an intermediate velocity (not slow enough to spiral into the hole and not fast enough to escape) will enter a complex orbit pattern, bounded by a near and far distance to the hole and tracing an oscillating pattern known as a hypotrochoid. (wikipedia.org)