Capitalism in space: Virgin Orbit today successfully launched seven smallsats into orbit using its LauncherOne rocket released from a 747.
The link takes you to the Virgin Orbit live stream, which has now ended but can be replayed. The upper stage is presently coasting to its apogee where it will fire again to circularize the orbit for satellite deployment.
This was Virgin Orbit’s third successful launch, and second commercial launch.
The 2022 launch race:
1 Virgin Orbit
No one else as yet launched this year.