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Stratolaunch Congratulates Evan Thomas

The team at Stratolaunch LLC is thrilled to congratulate our Director of Flight Operations, Evan Thomas, on his recent Kincheloe award from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.  Evan, an accomplished aviator, was the pilot in command for the first flight of our Stratolaunch carrier aircraft and led the aircrew through the outstanding execution of…  Read More

Stratolaunch Transitions Ownership

Stratolaunch LLC has transitioned ownership and is continuing regular operations.  Our near-term launch vehicle development strategy focuses on providing customizable, reusable, and affordable rocket-powered testbed vehicles and associated flight services.  As we continue on our mission, Stratolaunch will bring the carrier aircraft test and operations program fully in-house.  We thank Vulcan Inc and Scaled Composites…  Read More

Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft

World’s largest aircraft takes to the sky for its test flight over Mojave Desert MOJAVE, CA – April 13, 2019 – Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour,…  Read More

Stratolaunch Aircraft First Flight Press Briefing

Moderator – Hello. At this time all participants are muted. As a reminder this briefing is being recorded. It’s now my pleasure to introduce you to our host Hanna Steplewska, V.P. of Business Development at Stratolaunch. Thank you, Hanna. You may begin. Hanna Steplewska – Welcome everyone. Thank you for joining us. Today you will…  Read More

Stratolaunch Announces New Launch Vehicles

Family of launch vehicles will begin regular service to orbit in 2020. Seattle, WA – August 20, 2018 – Stratolaunch announces today its new family of launch vehicles that will enter regular service starting in 2020. The company’s unique air-launch system will use the world’s largest aircraft as a mobile launch platform, capable of deploying…  Read More

Stratolaunch Welcomes Two Industry Veterans to Its Executive Team

We are pleased to announce that Hanna Kubiak has joined Stratolaunch as the new vice president of business development. With more than 20 years of experience in the commercial space industry — spanning business development, product management and customer operations — Hanna is an invaluable addition to the Stratolaunch team. Prior to joining Stratolaunch, Hanna…  Read More

Stratolaunch Completes First Low-Speed Taxi Test

This past weekend marked another major milestone in the Stratolaunch aircraft’s journey to flight with our first low-speed taxi test. For the first time, the aircraft traveled down the runway under its own power, utilizing all six Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines. The primary purpose of this activity was to test the aircraft’s ability to…  Read More

Stratolaunch Hosts Dr. Heather Wilson and Congressman Steve Knight

We would like to thank Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson and California Representative Steve Knight for stopping by our hangar in Mojave. The teams discussed innovation and Stratolaunch’s approach to making access to space more convenient, reliable, and routine. Stratolaunch CEO Jean Floyd discusses innovation with Secretary Wilson and Congressman Knight while…  Read More