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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

Stratolaunch Aircraft Makes First Rollout To Begin Fueling Tests

We’re excited to announce that Stratolaunch aircraft has reached a major milestone in its journey toward providing convenient, reliable, and routine access to low Earth orbit. Today, we’re moving the Stratolaunch aircraft out of the hangar – for the first time ever – to conduct aircraft fueling tests. This marks the completion of the initial…  Read More

Orbital ATK and Stratolaunch Partner to Offer Competitive Space Launch Opportunities

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, and Stratolaunch announced a multi-year production-based partnership that will offer significant cost advantages to air-launch customers. Stratolaunch is responsible for realizing Paul G. Allen’s vision for space. Under this partnership, Orbital ATK will initially provide multiple Pegasus XL air-launch vehicles for use with the Stratolaunch…  Read More