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đź”´Unity 25 - Virgin Galactic Return to Flight

🔴 After a nearly two-year pause in flights, starting after a deviation from controlled airspace during Sir Richard Branson’s flight in July 2021, the Virgin...

VSS Unity 25

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Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Spaceport America Air launch to Suborbital flight

Virgin Galactic return to space mission ahead of the first commercial flight.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • May 25, 2023, 4:41 p.m.

VSS Unity has landed.


Cosmic_Penguin • May 25, 2023, 4:24 p.m.

SS2 drop


Cosmic_Penguin • May 25, 2023, 4:20 p.m.

Probable close to drop time.


SpaceShipTwo

Family: SpaceShipTwo
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
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  • Launch Mass
    9 T
  • Thrust
    310 kN
Family
  • Name
    SpaceShipTwo
  • Family
    SpaceShipTwo
  • Variant
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  • Alias
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  • Full Name
    SpaceShipTwo
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
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  • Low Earth Orbit
    ―
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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  • Direct Geostationary
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  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
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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 - American - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Frederick W. Sturckow

Pilot - American - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Aug. 11, 1961
Age: 62

Christopher Huie

Passenger - American - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Jamila Gilbert

Passenger - American - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Luke Mays

Passenger - American - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: None
Age: None

Beth Moses

Passenger - American - ( VG )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: May 30, 1980
Age: 43

Virgin Galactic

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Founder: Richard Branson Founded: 2004 Successes: 61 Failures: 5 Pending: 1

Agency Type: Private

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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