IOD-3 Amber – Operations Update

Lucy Edge
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Space innovation and technology company the Satellite Applications Catapult and leading SIGINT and space-based intelligence solutions provider Horizon Technologies announced today that IOD-3 Amber™, the first satellite in Horizon Technologies’ Amber™ constellation, has been lost following the unsuccessful launch of Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne from Spaceport Cornwall yesterday.

The team recognises the great steps the UK space industry has taken in capability, expertise, and regulation in pursuit of this first commercial spaceflight from UK soil.

The Catapult also shares in the disappointment of Virgin Orbit, Spaceport Cornwall, the other satellite operators, and everyone else involved with the launch. We and our partners Horizon Technologies now begin work on a successful future mission.