Maior avião do mundo prestes a voar
April 25, 2018 -- A Stratolaunch Systems, a empresa de lançamentos espaciais apoiada
pelo fundador da Microsoft, Paul Allen, tenciona realizar o voo inaugural do seu avião gigante nos próximos meses
The six-engine, twin-fuselage aircraft, built by California-based Scaled Composites, is designed to carry rockets up to high altitude and launch them to space from there. The alternative to conventional rocket launches could provide an affordable and efficient way to place satellites in orbit.
The aircraft has been through two taxi tests so far at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. If three more tests go smoothly, Stratolaunch will move forward with plans to fly the giant aircraft for the first time this summer.