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Stratolaunch Partners with Dynetics for Navy MACH-TB Hypersonic Testbed
Stratolaunch Announces Contract with U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Stratolaunch Completes First Flight with Talon-A Separation Vehicle
Stratolaunch Talon-A to Integrate with SkyRange Hypersonic Program
Stratolaunch Roc Aircraft Reaches New Heights in Seventh Flight
Stratolaunch 2022 Year in Review
Join us as we take a look back at 2022. From flight and ground test milestones to contract awards, the excitement is growing as we prepare for our first hypersonic flight in 2023!
First Engine Hot Fire Test
Bringing a hypersonic test service to our customers is exactly what the U.S. needs to enable critical technology capabilities, leading to an ability to leap-ahead of our peer competitors. We’re doing just that using Ursa Major’s Hadley rocket engine, which will propel the Talon-A hypersonic testbed to Mach 5 and beyond. Check out the first hot fire of the Talon-A integrated propulsion system at our Mojave rocket test facility.
1st Captive Carry of Talon-A
Oct. 28, 2022
Pylon Release System Mass Simulated Drop Test
We put our pylon release system to the test by releasing an asset simulating properties of the Talon-A vehicle. This ground test serves as an additional proof point for how the release system will work in flight and ensure that the Talon-A vehicle will cleanly and safely separate from Roc during a mission.
Hypersonic Research: A National Imperative
Advancing hypersonic technology is imperative to the United States defense strategy. Former Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Mark Lewis and Stratolaunch Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Daniel Millman share their thoughts on the history, current affairs, and future of hypersonics. Dr. Millman also discusses how the Stratolaunch Talon-A, a reusable autonomous test vehicle, will be used to accelerate our nation's hypersonic flight test tempo, similar to the X-15 of the postwar era.
Talon-A Integrated with Roc
Talon-A Vehicle Mated with Roc Carrier Aircraft for First Time
Flight Test 5: Aerial Chase
Roc + Pylon
Stratolaunch Engineering Team Integrates Roc with Pylon
Preparing for Gear Retraction
Preparing for “Roc” Carrier Aircraft Flight Test 4