Stratolaunch: World's New Largest Plane

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Stratolaunch: World's New Largest Plane

Post by awal2049 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:03 pm

Stratolaunch rolled out of the hanger for the first time yesterday to begin its initial ground testing. Startolaunch was created by Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft. This new twin fuselage giant is designed to carry and launch rockets into orbit. It has a wingspan of 385 ft, a length of 238 ft (shorter than AN-225) and a height of 50 ft. It weighs up to 580 tons and is powered by six engines, the same used for the Boeing 747.

More info here:

http://www.space.com/37046-stratolaunch ... llout.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2 ... aeroplane/

In the telegraph article, you can clearly see how stratolaunch compares to other large aircraft in size.
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Post by RyanS » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:39 am

Ugly as hell but it will probably be cool to see in practice.

Thanks for keeping up with the news items!
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Post by awal2049 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Stratolaunch has flown!

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Post by awal2049 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:00 pm

Rumors are that Stratolaunch is shutting down after just one flight, but the company is denying it.

https://arstechnica-com.cdn.ampproject. ... y-again%2F
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