Stratolaunch bites the dust
June 4, 2019
By Chris Forrester
Stratolaunch, the giant twin-fuselage aircraft backed by the late Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft), is reportedly in its last days, according to Reuters and sources within the business.
The Stratolaunch aircraft was designed to fly satellites to a high altitude and then – with the help of a smallish rocket – launching the satellites into orbit.
The aircraft made its debut – and only flight to date – on April 13th when it reached 4600 metres high and a speed of 305 km/h. It is based at the Mojave Air & Space Port.
Allen died in October last year.