Virgin Galactic once again hold-ups area tourist flights, to 2nd quarter 2023

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Virgin Galactic again delays space tourism flights, to second quarter 2023

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Carrier airplane VMS Eve removes from Spaceport America in New Mexico, bring spacecraft VSS Unity on July 11, 2021.

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Space tourist business Virgin Galactic on Thursday held off the start of its industrial flights by another 3 months, mentioning hold-ups in work reconditioning its provider airplane.

Virgin Galactic revealed that industrial service is being pressed back to the 2nd quarter of 2023, the most recent obstacle for the launching of its area tourist service. The business had actually formerly pressed back the date from the 4th quarter of this year to the very first quarter of next year.

Its stock dropped more than 10% in after-hours trading from its close of $8.19 a share. The stock is down more than 70% over the past 12 months.

The business presently has one provider airplane, or “mothership,” called VMS Eve, which has to do with 14 years of ages and is going through a prolonged repair. The jet-powered mothership plays an essential function in Virgin Galactic’s flights by bring the business’s spacecraft as much as about 50,000 feet elevation for launch.

Virgin Galactic reported a second-quarter adjusted EBITDA loss of $93 million, larger than the loss of $77 million in the previous quarter. The business has $1.1 billion in money on hand. It likewise stated it prepares to offer up to $300 million in typical stock, which the business stated is planned to include “financial flexibility going forward.”

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