Virgin Galactic has began preparing for its first suborbital spaceflight that’s launching from Spaceport America in New Mexico. CNBC found FCC filings again in September revealing the aerospace firm’s plans for the final spherical of SpaceShipTwo exams. Now, Virgin Galactic has confirmed that it’s certainly opening its flight planning window for the primary of two crewed exams on October 22nd, which suggests the mission might launch that day or anytime after that.
The corporate’s preparations embody coaching its pilots utilizing its ground-based simulator, in addition to utilizing its service plane VMS Eve. Apparently, the plane, which carries the SpaceShipTwo to the skies earlier than dropping it mid-air, has very comparable construction and controls to the spacecraft itself. The spacecraft will even be put by means of its paces on the bottom and can bear a bunch of pre-flight checks.
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