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Branson's Virgin Orbit plans new satellite launches in 2022
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While Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is paving the way towards space tourism, its sister company, Virgin Orbit, is making its own push for dominance in satellites by bringing the most efficient rate possible at the lowest cost.
According to Virgin Orbit's new vice president of flight and launch activities, Tyler Grinnell, the market for satellite launches is growing at the "highest rate it's ever been."
"With the growth in customers, the satellite imagery needs to evolve," Grinnell told FOX Business in an exclusive interview. "So our services are definitely needed and wanted around the world right now and we are growing to meet the customer demands."
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Grinnell joined Virgin Orbit after spending 12 years at Elon Musk's competitor SpaceX, where he rose through the ranks from launch engineer to director of launch and recovery operations.