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Colin Bennett

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Colin Bennett is an American engineer who worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways before joining Virgin Galactic in 2015 where he now acts as Lead Astronaut Instructor.

SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity 22

Virgin Galactic | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
July 11, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered flight of VSS Unity on the first fully crewed flight. Including the founder Sir Richard Branson.

Suborbital
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SpaceShipTwo | Galactic 01

Virgin Galactic | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
June 29, 2023, 3:28 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Research mission for the Italian Air Force, first commercial Virgin Galactic mission.

Suborbital
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SpaceShipTwo | Galactic 03

Virgin Galactic | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Sept. 8, 2023, 3:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Third commercial Virgin Galactic mission.

Suborbital
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SpaceShipTwo | Galactic 05

Virgin Galactic | United States of America
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Nov. 2, 2023, 3:44 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Fifth commercial Virgin Galactic mission.

Suborbital
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Founder: Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic is an American spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic's suborbital spacecraft are air launched from beneath a carrier airplane known as White Knight Two.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 4 hours ago
EarthCARE
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) is a joint mission of ESA and JAXA. The main goal of the mission is the observation and charac…


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 12 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-60
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Chollima-1
Failure
2 days, 13 hours ago
Malligyong-1-1
Malligyong-1 Pad - Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Malligyong-1-1 (meaning "Telescope-1") is the fourth attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite officially declared to be for military reconnaissan…


Electron
Success
4 days, 19 hours ago
Ready, Aim, PREFIRE (PREFIRE 1)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

First 6U Cubesat carrying a miniaturized IR spectrometer, covering 0- 45 μm at 0.84 μm spectral resolution, operating for one seasonal cycle for NASA…


Falcon 9
Success
6 days ago
Starlink Group 6-63
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.