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Virgin Galactic experienced a suborbital spacecraft with the engine turned on

The American company Virgin Galactic despite the collapse in 2014 (then killed one pilot) continues to work on a promising suborbital spacecraft such as SpaceShipTwo. The other day a test flight took place: the ship was lifted into the sky by the carrier of WhiteKnightTwo to a height of 14.2 km, disconnected, and then switched on the rocket engine and began to gain altitude.

The VSS Unity vehicle engine operated for about 30 seconds, accelerating the vehicle to 2300 km / h and raising it to a height of 25.7 km. The ship was piloted by two pilots who successfully landed it at the airfield in the Mojave Desert. Before that, VSS Unity was only planning.

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