Bankrupt satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit Holdings Inc. VORWQ is winding down operations after a “comprehensive sale process and competitive auction” under bankruptcy rules. The company said late Tuesday will sell its assets to four winning bidders and will cease operations. Virgin Orbit’s “groundbreaking technologies, relentless pursuit of excellence, and unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of air launch have left an indelible mark on the industry,” it said in the statement. The deals are subject to approval by courts and other closing conditions, with a hearing set for Wednesday, the company said. Earlier Tuesday, CNBC reported that Rocket Lab USA Inc. RKLB was one of the companies going for some of Virgin Orbit’s assets. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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