Stratolaunch Completes First Pylon Flight Test

Credit: NASA
COLORADO SPRINGS—Stratolaunch successfully completed the first flight of the Roc carrier aircraft with the large underwing pylon developed to carry and launch the company’s Talon-A hypersonic testbed vehicle at Mojave, California, on May 4. The flight lasted just less than 5 hr. It was the longest...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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