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Virgin Orbit, Inc.

    Virgin Orbit, Inc.

    Company Overview

    Virgin Orbit has developed a proprietary air-launch technology coupled with outstanding manufacturing infrastructure and a proven team to transform space access for a diverse and global customer base. Since its founding in 2017, Virgin Orbit has developed the world’s first air-launched, liquid-fueled launch system, making it the premier dedicated small satellite launch service.

    The company’s most recent successful launch, conducted on June 30, 2021, delivered satellites for commercial and national security customers from the US and abroad directly into their target orbits. In January 2021, the company debuted its launch capability by successfully launching satellites for NASA.

    Virgin Orbit uses a customized 747 aircraft as a mobile launch site, a flying mission control, and a fully-reusable first stage vehicle. By beginning each mission at approximately 35,000 feet above sea level and already travelling at a high speed, the simple and reliable LauncherOne rocket achieves a significant performance advantage over grounded launch sites while reducing local carbon emissions and acoustic impacts at the launch site when compared to a traditional ground launch.

    The mobility of the system also allows Virgin Orbit to bring launch capabilities to dozens of nations that currently have space agencies and satellite industries but no domestic launch capability. The company has been selected by the United Kingdom and Brazil to bring launch to those nations’ shores, in addition to Virgin Orbit’s announced launch site in Japan.

    Having already successfully delivered satellites into precisely targeted orbit for the US Department of Defense and other national security customers, Virgin Orbit’s proven technology can also be leveraged to serve a diverse portfolio of defense and national security applications.

    Virgin Orbit’s ability to launch responsively from any location around the world also gives it a valuable national security role in ensuring the resiliency and replaceability of critical satellite infrastructure assets.

Analyst

John Roy, PhD
Managing Director

Recent Sector Insights

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
1Q22 Saw Another Successful Launch, Increased Ally and Military Demand, and Orders for Two More 747s
· Update Note · 12 May 2022

Virgin Orbit continues to perform well as it sees demand ramping up, driven by successful launches and global unrest. The next launch is expected to be from England – a first. While revenues will be lumpy for some time, the acquisition of two additional 747s means the company is seeing a future w...

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
2021 Saw Revenue Up 92%, Backlog Grow 6x, Numerous New Clients, and Multiple Successful Launches
· Update Note · 30 Mar 2022

Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart sees the company as “well positioned to execute on multiple launches with a diverse set of customers and geographies. This includes the first ever space launch from the United Kingdom, which is made possible by our flexible launch capabilities.”

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
CEO Highlights Advantages of VORB’s Air-Launched Satellite Launch System at Deutsche Conference
· Update Note · 16 Mar 2022

Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart highlighted the advantages of its operational air-launched satellite launch systems at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference yesterday. Hart also pointed to the company’s 100% mission success rate—even in relatively bad weather, the lower costs, and the ...

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
Third Successful Launch Yesterday, Five More Scheduled for 2022, and Stock is Trading at 28% Discount
· Update Note · 14 Jan 2022

Virgin Orbit successfully completed its third commercial launch on January 13, 2022. Satellites for US DoD, NASA, SatRevolution, and Spire were successfully put into orbit. Launching from under the wing of its specially modified 747 launch platform at 35,000 feet, which took off and returned to t...

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
NEXTGEN deSPAC Completed, Now Trading Under Virgin Orbit ‘VORB’, and at 47% Discount to Peers
· Update Note · 03 Jan 2022

NextGen Acquisition Corp II and Virgin Orbit Holdings completed their merger on December 29, 2021 creating a $3 billion market cap company. Virgin Orbit is the world’s first air-launched, liquid-fueled launch provider.

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
WTR Fireside Chat with Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart
· Management Series · 21 Dec 2021

We hosted Dan Hart, CEO of Virgin Orbit on, December 20, 2021 as part of our WTR Fireside Chat Series. We took a deep dive into Virgin Orbit and the satellite launch business. The event is available on demand, and is open to all investors

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
WTR Fireside Chat with Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart on December 20, 2021 at 11 am EST
· Fireside Chat Invitation · 13 Dec 2021

We are pleased to host Dan Hart, CEO of Virgin Orbit on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 11 am EST as part of our WTR Fireside Chat Series. We will take a deep dive into Virgin Orbit and the satellite launch business. The event is open to all.

TECHNOLOGY
Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
Merging with Virgin Orbit, Disruptive Satellite Launch Leader Projecting 150+% CAGR Going Public at 6.4x 2025e EV/EBITDA, a 41% Discount to Its Peers
· Initiation Of Coverage Report · 08 Dec 2021

NextGen Acquisition Corp II is merging with Virgin Orbit and will trade on Nasdaq under the symbol VORB. With the world’s first air-launched, liquid-fueled launch system, it is disrupting the satellite launch market and is projected to grow revenues to over $2 billion by 2026.

Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
Water Tower Research launches coverage on SPAC company Virgin Orbit
· Interview · 08 Dec 2021

Water Tower Research's John Roy caught up with Proactive to discuss the research company's latest initiation of coverage, today on SPAC company Virgin Orbit, merging with NextGen Acquisition Corp II. Roy says its air-launched, liquid-fueled launch system is disrupting the satellite launch market ...

Virgin Orbit, Inc. (NASDAQ: VORB)
Water Tower Research Publishes Initiation of Coverage Report on Nextgen Acquisition Corp II (NASDAQ: NGCA) Titled “Merging with Virgin Orbit, Disruptive Satellite Launch Leader Projecting 150+% CAGR Going Public at 6.4x 2025e EV/EBITDA, a 41% Discount to Its Peers “
· Press Release · 08 Dec 2021

December 8, 2021, CHICAGO, IL – Water Tower Research (www.watertowerresearch.com) has published an Initiation of Coverage report on Nextgen Acquisition Corp II / Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ: NGCA) as Nextgen Acquisition Corp II is merging with Virgin Orbit, the world’s first air-launched, liquid-fueled ...

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