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Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket deploys seven satellites with third successful mission

John 62

Presumably they're just using a 747 because it's a relatively cheap way to heft a large payload and they'll be able to fit the launch platform to another aircraft if the 747 gets too old.

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