Virgin Galactic has now been cleared to fly again by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The FAA claimed that the SpaceShip Two Unity spacecraft, with founder Richard Branson and five others on board, deviated from its assigned airspace for a period of 1 minute and 41 seconds. Additionally, it did not report the error as required.
However, he accepted Virgin Galactic’s proposal to expand protected airspace for a wider range of possible trajectories and to communicate with air traffic control during flights.
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Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier said in a statement: “Updates to our airspace and real-time mission notification protocols will strengthen our preparations as we move closer to the commercial launch of our experiment. space flight. “
The FAA prevented the company from flying its SpaceShipTwo over a pending incident probe.
The FAA had said that “Virgin Galactic could not return the SpaceShipTwo vehicle to flight until the FAA approves the final incident investigation report or determines that the issues related to the incident do not affect public safety “.