Virgin Orbit “Above the Clouds” Launch

The third commercial launch by Virgin Orbit’s Launcher One will carry several small satellites into low Earth orbit for the U.S. Department of Defense, SatRevolution of Poland, and imaging company Spire Global.

The launch was originally scheduled for 2022-01-12, but has apparently been delayed until the following day, January 13. Launch is scheduled for around 22:00 UTC, with the live stream beginning an hour or so earlier with coverage of takeoff of the 747 carrier plane Cosmic Girl.