Stratolaunch Accelerates Toward Talon Drop Test

Full ground-based integration tests with Talon A version TA0 will follow on from initial fit checks with the recently installed pylon.
Credit: Stratolaunch/Domenic Moen
CHICAGO—Initial ground tests to integrate Stratolaunch’s Roc carrier aircraft with the company’s first captive-carry version of the Talon A hypersonic test vehicle have begun in Mojave, California, marking a major milestone toward a key drop test planned for later this year. “Our first separation...

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