12 December 2018
Space News reports that Virgin Galactic plans to carry out the “next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space.” In a statement Tuesday, Virgin Galactic “said the next powered test flight of VSS Unity, the second SpaceShipTwo, is planned for a window that opens Dec. 13 from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.” The flight will be the fourth powered flight of the vehicle, and its first since July. According to the company, the flight will collect “new and important data points” about the vehicle at higher altitudes and speeds. The vehicle’s performance will determine “how long they burn the rocket motor, the company stated.” (Image: SpaceShipTwo. Credit: Associated Press–©)
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