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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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Stratolaunch Expands Fleet with Virgin Orbit’s Modified Boeing 747

Stratolaunch announces expansion of launch fleet with the acquisition of Virgin Orbit's modified Boeing 747. “With Roc remaining as our mainstay aircraft, an additional 747 brings expanded capabilities and flexibility to our platform. We will be able to increase both our flight test capacity and reach to become an even stronger partner to global customers.”- Dr. Zachary Krevor, President and CEO.

05-25-23 | Stratolaunch

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Stratolaunch Successfully Completes Separation Test of Talon-A Vehicle

Stratolaunch LLC announces it has successfully completed a separation release test of the Talon-A separation test vehicle, TA-0. The flight was the eleventh for the company’s launch platform Roc and the second time the team has conducted flight operations in Vandenberg Space Force Base’s Western Range off California’s central coast. With this landmark test complete, the team will progress toward its first hypersonic flight of the TA-1 expendable testbed in late summer of 2023.

05-13-23 | Stratolaunch

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Stratolaunch Completes Third Captive Carry Flight with Talon-A Vehicle

Stratolaunch LLC announces it has successfully completed a third captive carry flight of the Talon-A separation test vehicle, TA-0. The flight was the tenth for the company's launch platform Roc and marks the beginning of routine flight operations in Vandenberg Space Force Base's Western Range off California's central coast.

04-01-23 | Stratolaunch

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