Virgin Orbit rocket suffers anomaly during first launch from UK

Virgin Orbit rocket suffers anomaly during first launch from UK

Virgin Orbit rocket suffers anomaly during first launch from UK

NEWQUAY, UK — The first-ever orbital mission to take off from the UK hasn’t gone to plan.

This flight, Virgin Orbit’s “Start Me Up” mission, got off to a pretty good start. The company’s carrier aircraft, known as Cosmic Girl, took off from Spaceport Cornwall here as scheduled on Monday January 9 at 5:02 p.m. EST (2202 GMT).

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