Northrop Grumman Targets L-1011 Hypersonic Test Role

Northrop Grumman Stargazer in flight
Developed for the Pegasus rocket, the Stargazer has begun initial hypersonic system tests.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
Almost 28 years after pioneering the use of nonmilitary air launch for commercial spacecraft with the Pegasus rocket, Northrop Grumman’s one-of-a-kind Lockheed L-1011 TriStar is on the verge of a new lease on life as a platform for hypersonic tests and next-generation space launch vehicles. First...

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