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Stratolaunch Completes 2nd Captive Carry Flight with TA-1 Test Vehicle

Stratolaunch announces the completion of a second captive carry flight with the first powered Talon-A hypersonic vehicle, TA-1. The flight was the thirteenth for the company’s launch platform Roc and the second in which the aircraft carried a Talon vehicle with live propellant aboard.

02-24-24 | Stratolaunch


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Stratolaunch’s Roc set to launch Talon-A on first hypersonic flight

Stratolaunch's Talon-A could provide DoD with a reusable, more affordable platform to test and validate high-speed component, subsystems, and other technologies.

12-11-23 | Defense News/C4ISRNET


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A Boeing 747 that flew for Virgin Orbit before its collapse has a new home with Stratolaunch

Hypersonic testing startup Stratolaunch has acquired a 22-year-old Boeing 747 named Spirit of Mojave. The jumbo jet previously flew as a satellite launch aircraft for Virgin Orbit, a spinoff company from Virgin Galactic. The 747 will operate alongside Stratolaunch's gigantic mothership plane called Roc.

12-09-23 | Business Insider


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Stratolaunch Adds 747-400 To Air Launch Fleet

Hypersonic test company Stratolaunch has inducted the former Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400 carrier aircraft into its air launch fleet at the company’s Mojave Air & Space Port base in California following repainting at nearby San Bernardino.

12-06-23 | Aviation Week and Space Technology


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Stratolaunch Successfully Completes Captive Carry Flight with TA-1 Test Vehicle

Stratolaunch, LLC announces the completion of a captive carry flight with the first powered Talon-A hypersonic vehicle, TA-1. The flight was the twelfth for the company’s launch platform Roc and the first in which the aircraft carried a Talon vehicle with live propellant as part of a buildup approach for Talon-A’s first powered flight.

12-03-23 | Stratolaunch


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Stratolaunch Flies Flight-Ready Talon

Stratolaunch moved another step closer to the first flight of the Talon hypersonic test vehicle following a captive carry flight with live propellants over Southern California on Dec 3.

12-03-23 | Aviation Week and Space Technology


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Stratolaunch Awarded Flight Test Contract for the Navy’s MACH-TB Hypersonic Program

Stratolaunch, LLC announces the receipt of a flight test contract award from Leidos, the prime contractor for the Navy’s Multiservice Advanced Capability Test Bed (MACH-TB). The contract award is funded by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division through the Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S²MARTS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). This contract award funds five Talon-A hypersonic flights and optional payloads.

11-28-23 | Stratolaunch


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Stratolaunch LOx Test Marks Step Toward First Hypersonic Flight

Hypersonic test company Stratolaunch completed the first taxi test of the Roc carrier aircraft and rocket-configured Talon TA-1 vehicle fueled with liquid oxygen (LOx) propellant on Nov. 21 in the run-up to a forthcoming captive carry flight.

11-22-23 | Aviation Week and Space Technology


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