Virgin Orbit Announces Rebranding of National Security Branch and Introducing New Board Members
LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Orbit (Nasdaq: VORB), a leading satellite launch provider, today announced the rebranding of its national security arm. Formerly “VOX Space”, Virgin Orbit’s wholly-owned US subsidiary engaged with national security organizations in the United States and its allies will now do so as “Virgin Orbit National Systems”.
Since its inception in 2017, the Virgin Orbit National Systems team has developed and delivered services to the national security and intelligence communities, focused on defending and protecting the United States and its allies through responsive space-based capabilities. Virgin Orbit. To date, Virgin Orbit has launched ten national security payloads on its three successful flights. Each of these launches was contracted through its subsidiary Virgin Orbit National Systems.
Additionally, Virgin Orbit National Systems announced that it has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors: Major General Craig R. Cooning, (USAF, Ret.). General Cooning is a former chairman of Boeing’s Space and Network Systems, an $8.5 billion annual revenue company with more than 10,000 employees and customers worldwide providing space exploration, satellites, missile defense , autonomous vehicles and cyber defense. He also served as Chairman of the Board of United Launch Alliance, a joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart remarked“We have built Virgin Orbit National Systems as a team of deep experts to meet the unique demands of this critical set of mission partners. As the name makes clear, Virgin Orbit National Systems is an integral part of our family. Virgin Orbit, with all the tools, processes and expertise to get the job done effectively and efficiently. We view our work serving the national security community as an important part of our business and our purpose.”
President of Virgin Orbit National Systems Brigadier General Mark Baird (retired USAF) added: “By further aligning the brand under which we serve our national security customers with the rest of Virgin Orbit’s established market presence, we demonstrate our laser focus on supporting our mission partners’ readiness.” national security space. I am delighted to welcome our newest board member, General Craig Cooning, to our Virgin Orbit National Systems Board of Directors, where he will join General Susan Mashiko. Our team is committed to meeting the changing mission demands of the national security community.
About Virgin Orbit
Virgin Orbit (Nasdaq: VORB) operates one of the most flexible and responsive space launch systems ever built. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 2017, the company began commercial service in 2021 and has already put commercial, civilian, national security and international satellites into orbit. Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, Calif., and are launched from a modified 747-400 carrier aircraft that allows Virgin Orbit to operate from locations around the world to better respond to needs of each client. Learn more about www.virginorbit.com and visit us at LinkedInon Twitter @virginorbitand on Instagram @virgin.orbit.
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