The best way to ensure the success of your business is not to put all your eggs in one basket. I'm pretty certain Richard Branson knows that, and now Virgin Galactic has announced that they will be getting into the satellite launching business. Great!
There are are too many people who think that New Space is just about tourism. Not even close. New Space is about applying every business application we do here on Earth, and just change the venue to space. It's that simple. Yes, space tourism is part of the equation, but so is space industrialization, mining, research, transportation, etc.
Virgin Galactic is making a strong and bold move here, giving their business the diversity necessary to survive...especially if their cost is adequately low and crushes the competition...and I think they will.
The New Space Revolution is coming and the engines are fired up. Jump on now, because when this Starship launches, there's no turning back.