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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Tourism

Suborbital Spaceport America Air launch to Suborbital flight

Fifth commercial Virgin Galactic mission.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 2, 2023, 4:06 p.m.

SS2 has landed.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 2, 2023, 3:45 p.m.

SS2 release.


LL2 • Nov. 2, 2023, 2:45 p.m.

Livestream has started


SpaceShipTwo

Family:
Configuration:

The Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism. It is manufactured by The Spaceship Company, a California-based company owned by Virgin Galactic.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    18.0 m
  • Diameter
    8.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    9 T
  • Thrust
    310 kN
Family
  • Name
    SpaceShipTwo
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    SpaceShipTwo
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

VSS Unity


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 6 Crew Capacity: 8
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: N202VG

VSS Unity, previously referred to as VSS Voyager, is a SpaceShipTwo-class suborbital rocket-powered crewed spaceplane. It is the second SpaceShipTwo to be built and will be used as part of the Virgin Galactic fleet.

SpaceShipTwo Details

Crew


Michael Masucci

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Kelly Latimer

Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Colin Bennett

Instructor - configurations.Country.None - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Kellie Gerardi

Passenger - configurations.Country.None - ( IIAS )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: Feb. 16, 1989
Age: 35

Ketty Maisonrouge

Passenger - configurations.Country.None - ( VG )

Status: Occasional Spaceflight

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Sol Alan Stern

Passenger - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Nov. 22, 1957
Age: 66

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic

(VG)

Founder: Richard Branson Founded: 2004 Successes: 62 Failures: 5 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

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.

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