Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Taiwan’s Formosat-8 Satellite Set for Launch by 2025
The Taiwan Space Agency has announced progress on the...
Iranian Scientists to Build Satellite Constellation for 2 Simultaneous Missions
The scientists at the knowledge-based company had previously succeeded...
China provides geospatial intel and other military support to Russia, US says
The US has warned its European allies that China...
Japanese lunar lander company ispace raises $53.5 million in stock sale
WASHINGTON — Japanese lunar lander developer has raised $53.5...
Esri and Prince Sultan University Advance GIS Education Through Strategic Partnership
Memorandum of Understanding with Institution Enhances GIS Curriculum and...
China launches 3rd group of Yunhai-2 satellites for observation
China launches third set of Yunhai-2 satellites for monitoring...
South Korea to launch second spy satellite in early April
South Korea plans to launch its second military satellite...
China launched the second batch of Yunhai-2 satellites
China has launched a new batch of Yunhai-2 weather...
UB Singapore students win geospatial competition with food waste research
UB students in Singapore mapping food waste across the...
Intermap Announces $1 Million Program in Malaysia and Business Updates
DENVER – Intermap Technologies (TSX: IMP; OTCQB: ITMSF) (“Intermap” or...

June 26th, 2023
Virgin Galactic To Launch Its First Commercial Spaceflight in June

NASA Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins Available for Insights on the Future of Space Travel~

Virgin Galactic’s first-ever commercial spaceflight is set to launch this month. A part of billionaire Richard Branson‘s Virgin Group, the company announced that it has set a launch window of June 27 to June 30 for its debut operational flight, which it calls Galactic 01.

“Galactic 01, a scientific research mission, will carry three crew members from the Italian Air Force and the National Research Council of Italy to conduct microgravity research. If everything goes as per plan, the second flight will fly in early August with monthly flights thereafter, making space travel and tourism a not-too-distant future.

Retired NASA astronaut and the agency’s first female shuttle commander, Col. Eileen Collins is available to weigh in on the success or failure of Galactic 01 as it highlights the United States government’s ambitions for human exploration and space tourism. Get Eileen’s thoughts on the various aspects of safety, the durability of hardware, and the efficiency that play a crucial role in space travel.

Virgin Galactic isn’t the only company that takes paying customers to suborbital space; Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company, does so as well with its New Shepard vehicle. New Shepard hasn’t launched since September 2022, when it suffered an anomaly during an uncrewed research flight.

For media requests, please contact Allen Media Strategies, Shaili Priya by emailing at [email protected] or calling 703-589-8960