The flight is critical to the company’s progress toward completing Talon-A’s separation test and first hypersonic flight in the first six months of this year. Friday’s flight was intended to test the test vehicle’s separation environment. The flight of this aircraft has been organized for the first time in the Molave region. “Our amazing team is making steady progress toward our testing deadlines,” company CEO and President Zachary Cravor said in a statement.
Aircraft weighs 5 million pounds without any cargo
“The result of our hard work is that we are very close to safely separating the vehicle and the first hypersonic flight test,” Zachary said. The Talon-A is a rocket-powered Talon vehicle developed by Stratolaunch. It can fly at Mach 6 or 6 times the speed of sound. Now this company is going to test the Talon-A prototype in the Pacific Ocean in December. If it is successful, it will bring its first hypersonic test vehicle Talon-A TA-1.
Stratolaunch is longer than a football field. It weighs 5 million pounds without any cargo but can take off with a maximum of 1.3 million pounds. This plane takes off with the help of 28 wheels. When it is in the air, it gets power from 6 Boeing 747 engines. It was founded in the year 2011 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. It was Paul Allen who introduced this aircraft to the world.