Stratolaunch Targets Talon Drop After Captive-Carry Flight

Roc carrier aircraft with Talon TA-0

Cradled between the twin fuselages of the Roc carrier aircraft, the Talon TA-0 was carried aloft for the first time on Oct. 28.

Credit: Matt Hartman/Stratolaunch
Hypersonic development company Stratolaunch plans to conduct at least one more captive-carry flight of the Talon high-speed test vehicle before attempting the first separation drop over the Pacific by year-end. Marking an important step toward the start of hypersonic flights with multiple reusable...

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