The first orbital space launch from British soil will take off on Monday

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The first orbital space launch from British soil is scheduled to take off on Monday.

A modified Boeing 747 airplane known as Cosmic Girl will take off from Spaceport Cornwall in England. Once it reaches 35,000 feet in the air, the converted aircraft will deploy a rocket, called LauncherOne, into space.

The LauncherOne rocket will deliver several payloads into orbit, including Wales’ first satellite and the first ever satellite launched by Oman to observe Earth.

In addition to being the first orbital launch ever from the United Kingdom, it is also the first commercial launch from Western Europe.

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