The first ever orbital satellitelaunch from the UK and Europe is set for takeoff tonight (Monday, January 9). The so-called Start Me UP mission, led by US-based Virgin Orbit, will set out from Spaceport Cornwall at Newquay Airport at around 21:15 UTC. You can watch the launch via Virgin Orbits livestream below: At the center of the mission is a modified Boeing 747 aircraft, the Cosmic Girl, which is fitted with Virgin Orbits Launcher One rocket carrying nine civil and defense satellites. Cosmic Girl will take off from Spaceport Cornwall and will ascend to an altitude of 35,000…

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