Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


Cover - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Mar. 29, 2022
Jun. 30, 2021
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K/A    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2021    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-40267    
Entity Registrant Name Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc.    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-1576914    
Entity Address, Address Line One 4022 E. Conant St.    
Entity Address, City or Town Long Beach    
Entity Address, State or Province CA    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90808    
City Area Code 562    
Local Phone Number 388-4400    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company true    
Entity Ex Transition Period false    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 393.7
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   334,919,914  
Entity Central Index Key 0001843388    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Description Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 (“Amendment No. 1”) to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 as filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 30, 2022 (the “Original Form 10-K”) solely to include exhibits that were inadvertently omitted or incorrectly hyperlinked in the Original Form 10-K.    
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share      
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share    
Trading Symbol VORB    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Warrants to purchase common stock,      
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants to purchase common stock,    
Trading Symbol VORBW    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ