LOS ANGELES – Scaled Composites has taken the unusual step of going public with an update on flight-tests of its WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) mothership for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space tourism venture following a tail-scrape incident on the latest test flight at Mojave, Calif., on April 20. The highly unconventional, twin-boom configuration WK2 was performing a touch and go at Mojave on its fourth test flight when it experienced a large yaw as it was lifting back off the runway. Scaled ...


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