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WORLD LARGEST AIRPLANE TESTED

WORLD LARGEST AIRPLANE TESTED

Context

Recently, the World largest aeroplane built by Stratolaunch completed its 2nd test flight.

Details

  • It has wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters),
  • It took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in southeastern California
  • It reached a maximum altitude of 14,000 feet (4,267 m) and a top speed of 199 mph (320 kph) during the test flight.
  • It can be used to launch satellites.
  • It is carbon-composite.
  • It can carry a 550,000 lb (250 t) payload.
  • It is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage.

About Stratolaunch

  • It is an American aerospace company providing high-speed flight test services.
  • It was originally formed in 2011.
  • It aims to develop a new air-launched space transportation system.
  • It is called Roc.
  • Headquarters :  Seattle, Washington.

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