As a Virgin company, naturally we’re all about finding a bit of fun in every moment. At the same time, we’re dead serious about changing space for the better — which is why we’re committed to assembling the most skilled and diverse team in the industry.Join Our Team
The Avionics team designs and builds LauncherOne’s flight computer — or its brain — as well as the rest of its neural system, including the control boxes that distribute power, control the engines, monitor the health of instrumentation, and much more.
The Systems Engineering, Integration and Test team's responsibilities range from flight sciences and systems engineering to creating the software that manages the rocket’s sensors, navigation and communication.
The Production team lives on the cutting edge, utilizing the most advanced industrial manufacturing techniques to maximize our rocket output. On our shop floor, we’re actively experimenting with new kinds of materials, robotic automation, 3D printing, and more.
The Launch team is tasked with testing and operating both the LauncherOne rocket and our 747 carrier aircraft, Cosmic Girl. The Launch team works closely with every other department — helping to design structures and avionics systems, as well as more efficient testing processes.
The Propulsion team designs, develops and tests the Newton family of engines that lift LauncherOne into orbit.
The Structures team spearheads design and development of LauncherOne’s skeleton from tip to tail. Their innovation keeps the rocket super lightweight but strong enough to survive the dynamic forces of orbital flight.
Responsible finance is often a difficult challenge for startups, especially in aerospace. Our Accounting team keeps us on track when it comes to taxes, billing, payroll and more.
This department produces all external-facing content including press releases, social media and photography, and also organizes our legendary in-house events.
These are our market sentinels, keeping a watchful eye on the most current trends in aerospace and making bold predictions about where the industry will head next.
We pair each of our customers with their own personal Mission Manager, a concierge to help guide them through the contracting, mission design and analysis process.
Our noble Justice League touches all aspects of the business, from contract drafting and negotiation of customer and vendor agreements, to compliance matters, to intellectual property, and beyond!
The beating heart of Virgin Orbit, our People team keeps the human side of our rocket factory happy, healthy and growing.
This squad of data and system engineers supports all of Virgin Orbit’s enterprise systems, ensuring our networks operate safely and securely.
The Government Affairs team works with Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures across the U.S. to shape policies and budgets that will enable the small satellite revolution and open access to space for good.
This team keeps the public and Virgin Orbit personnel safe by mitigating safety hazards in our designs, production, and flight operations. They also ensure successful missions by minimizing performance risks.
A small team with a critical job, this department’s primary focus is making rocket science affordable. They monitor recurring costs and overall expenses to keep the business fiscally sound.
The Supply Chain gang purchases and maintains all inventory needed for rocket production and development, while also planning for future material needs at our Mojave and Long Beach facilities.
President & CEO
Dan Hart leads Virgin Orbit after more than three decades of aerospace experience at Boeing, where he most recently served as Vice President of Government Satellite Systems. Over the course of his career, Dan has played a critical role in countless breakthrough satellite programs, including the Global Positioning System, Wideband Global SATCOM, and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) system. Not only is he intimately familiar with all phases of the aerospace product cycle, he has personally experienced the frustration that often comes along with trying to get an asset into orbit. As Virgin Orbit’s Head Honcho, Dan intends to set a new standard of flexibility and responsiveness when it comes to launch operations.