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  1. Virgin Galactic’s Satellites to Be Launched Into Space By a Boeing 747

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    Virgin Galactic has announced it plans to launch small satellites into space via a rocket called LauncherOne, aboard a Boeing 747.

    Unlike rockets from Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne doesn’t take off from solid ground.

    Instead, the rocket is released from a mothership mid-flight, which will be a Boeing 747, a plane the company says is more suited for both LauncherOne’s payload capacity and its flight frequency.

    At the moment, Virgin Galactic has one major deal locked down with a company by the name of OneWeb looking to develop a space-based internet.

    Look for the launches of OneWeb’s 648 satellites to begin as early as 2017.