Out of the hangar and begins testing the Stratolaunch, the largest plane in the world

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  • The Stratolaunch is a project of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and has as its mission to be able to put in orbit rockets and satellites.
  • The plane is formed by two airframes and six engines from Boeing 747s, each with a size of 72 meters long.

Plane Stratolaunch

The largest plane in the world is finished and ready to begin ground testing. The Stratolaunch is a plane of 117 meters and has gone for the first time in the hangar in Mojave (California) where it has been assembled for testing of fuel.

The Stratolaunch project is a multi-billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and has as its mission to be able to put in orbit rockets and satellites, thus facilitating the exit to the space of materials and reducing the costs and dangers of such travel.

The plane is formed by two fuselages of Boeing 747, each with a size of 72 meters long. The landing gear is made up of 12 wheels, to which you must add two additional wheels to each one, making a total of 28 wheels. Uses six engines of a Boeing 747 to power haul a load of up to 590 tons and will have an autonomy approximately 3,700 kilometers.

The device, which needs a runway nearly two miles longer than a conventional (non can take off with less than 3.6 km of running-in), is able to rise up to the 10.6 kilometres already in the stratosphere, which would lead to the conclusion of its charge, which will be located in the middle of the two fuselages.

it Is expected that the first full test and attempt to put into orbit will occur in 2019.

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Out of the hangar and begins testing the Stratolaunch, the largest plane in the world
Source: english  
June 1, 2017


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