Things not looking up for Stratolaunch’s monster airplane

Posted By: HoopUte
Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019, at 07:51 am

You may recall a thread a while back (started by pangloss, maybe?) about this plane. It’s looking like its maiden flight may also be its last.

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/stra tolaunch-world-s-largest-airplane-rocket- l aunches-may-be-grounded-ncna1013386

I like to think I called this one. I could never figure out what Stratolaunch’s payload niche was going to be for the satellites, and they kept switching out entire rocket concepts that the plane would carry. So, in a nod to Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose,” a few years back I started calling this plane the “Carbon Condor.” Should have copyrighted it.

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