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First rocket launch to space from UK soil to take place on January 09
- The first-ever rocket launch from the UK soil is scheduled to take place on January 09, 2023 under the mission called ‘Start Me Up’.
- The launch into space will take place from Spaceport Cornwall and will involve a repurposed Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 aircraft and Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket.
- The aircraft 747 will be dubbed as Cosmic Girl.
- It will be the first time that a satellites will be launched into space from Europe.
- Earlier, satellites manufactured in the UK were sent to foreign spaceports to be launched into space.