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Vehicles

Meet Our Fleet

At Stratolaunch, we’re helping to launch the future of high-speed flight.

Build, deliver, and operate Hypersonic Vehicles.

Hypersonics are the next great frontier in flight. Our hypersonic testbeds are helping to make this type of high-speed testing more reliable and routine.

A Complete Hypersonic Testbed Ecosystem

Our unique air-launch system will use the world’s largest aircraft as a mobile launch platform to deploy a fleet of high-speed vehicles on multiple sorties during a single mission. With these vehicles, Stratolaunch is making access to space and the hypersonic flight environment convenient, affordable, and routine.

Our Vehicles

Our fleet of aircraft work together to provide flight test opportunities for your hypersonic technologies.

01

Carrier Aircraft

Our Stratolaunch plane is the largest in the world. But it takes off and lands from a runway just like any other aircraft. Once it reaches a cruising altitude of 35,000 ft (10,668 m), one or more high speed vehicles are released, enabling a single or multi-mission capability on a single Stratolaunch aircraft sortie. As the high-speed vehicles complete their assignments, the Stratolaunch plane heads back to the runway to reload for its next mission.

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Talon A

Talon-A is a fully reusable, autonomous, liquid rocket-powered Mach 6-class hypersonic vehicle with a length of 28 feet (8.5 m), wingspan of 11.3 feet (3.4 m), and a launch weight of approximately 6,000 pounds (2,722 Kg). The Talon-A will conduct over 1-minute of hypersonic flight testing, and glide back for an autonomous, horizontal landing on a conventional runway. The vehicle will also be capable of autonomous take-off, under its own power, via a conventional runway.

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Talon Z

Currently in development.

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04

Black Ice

Black Ice is a fully reusable space plane that enables advanced on-orbit capabilities and cargo return. Initial designs optimized for cargo launch, with a follow-on variant capable of transporting crew.

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