Brain - Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit announces plans to send tiny vehicles to Mars
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The company an offshoot of Virgin Galactic announced today that it is partnering with nearly a dozen Polish universities and a Polish satellite maker called SatRevolution to design up to three robotic missions to the Red Planet over the next decade

Virgin Orbit says it has figured out a way

Most of Virgin Orbit's business plan revolves around launching small into low Earth orbit with the rocket

But Pomerantz says it's possible to go even farther

The rocket might contain an extra stage on top essentially a small booster with an engine attached that can propel a small satellite beyond the initial Earth orbit and into deep space

The Virgin Orbit team is getting close

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