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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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Up Next in Commercialization: Hypersonic Testing

Stratolaunch, owner of the world’s largest aircraft, plans to start flying a reusable hypersonic testbed from this plane in a bid to remake itself as a provider of services to the U.S. Defense Department and others. After a brush with insolvency and four years of development, the first test flight is at hand. Keith Button and Paul Brinkmann tell us about the technology.

11-15-23 | Aerospace America

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Stratolaunch Announces Contract with U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Stratolaunch, LLC announces a contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to support the first flight test of the company’s second reusable Talon-A hypersonic test vehicle, TA-3.

10-12-23 | Stratolaunch

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Stratolaunch Ramps Up Tests For First Hypersonic Flight Attempt

Hypersonic test company Stratolaunch has mated the first full rocket-configured Talon vehicle to the Roc carrier aircraft and is poised to begin a series of ground and flight tests aimed at attempting the first Mach 5 test before year’s end.

09-28-23 | Aviation Week and Space Technology

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Hypersonic Missiles Are Game-Changers, and America Doesn’t Have Them

The U.S. military is pouring resources into the superfast weapons but has struggled to develop them. China and Russia are far ahead. The Wall Street Journal takes an in-depth look at state of U.S. hypersonic development and the pivotal role private sector solutions like Stratolaunch are playing in helping the government leap ahead in this critical area of national defense.

09-15-23 | The Wall Street Journal

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Implementing strategic deterrence through test

United States defense leaders can leverage private sector solutions to maintain the country’s position in the Indo-Pacific region and leap ahead of its peer competitors in hypersonic test and development.

09-06-23 | Breaking Defense

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The Pentagon’s embrace of startups could fuel hypersonic tech

As the Pentagon looks to begin fielding hypersonic weapons in the next few years and eyes a future that could include aircraft traveling and maneuvering at Mach 5 or higher speeds, investing in [private] companies could help ensure the department has a strong, diverse industrial base on which it can rely.

08-07-23 | C4ISRNET

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Stratolaunch Welcomes Aerospace and Defense Industry Veteran Thomas Bussing as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors

Stratolaunch is pleased to announce that Thomas Bussing, Ph.D., has been named Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. “Tom has led the development of world-class capabilities and systems solutions for significant aerospace programs. We’ll benefit immensely from his experience as we reshape hypersonic testing by making it more reliable and accessible for commercial and government customers.” said Dr. Zachary Krevor, president and CEO.

06-01-23 | Stratolaunch

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