OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: UK Space Agency to investigate failed mission

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket at Spaceport Cornwall (PA)
Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket at Spaceport Cornwall (PA)

The UK Space Agency is going to investigate what went wrong with Virgin Orbit’s Launcher One rocket, which failed in its mission to send nine satellites into orbit.

After being launched into the air by a repurposed 747 plane called ‘Cosmic Girl’, the rocket ignited and looked as if it was ascending correctly, but then suffered an "anomaly". The satellites were lost but Cosmic Girl returned safely to base.

SpaceX says it ‘will be ready’ for what will be the largest space launch in world history next month.

The Starship and Super Heavy Booster rocket would overtake Nasa’s Space Launch System that lifted off in November

A report by a traffic information supplier has found London is the most congested city in the world.

It found drivers spent an average of 156 hours sitting in traffic in 2022, as life ‘returned to normal’ following the pandemic.

Scientists have mapped cellular changes linked to endometriosis which could improve treatment options for millions affected by the disease.

Roughly 1 in 10 women have the condition, which is when cells similar to those lining the uterus grow elsewhere in the body.

And the rest

The iPhone SE has reportedly been axed by Apple, Amazon is set to close down three UK warehouses, a report is warning coral reefs are ‘under threat’ from hidden heatwaves, plans have been revealed for the UK’s first nuclear medicine facility producing cancer-fighting substances, and UK residents left ‘stunned’ by huge meteor spotted in the night sky.

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