Avion Stratolaunch 2019 Systems First Flight Rocket Launcher – USA

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Stratolaunch Systems, funded by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen


It will have a wingspan of 117 meters and launch of satellites and spacecraft at high-altitude precise orbits. It will rise to 30 000 feet and launched a high-altitude rocket, avoiding the huge fuel costs for the launch of the Earth. The Stratolaunch Scaled Composites is an aircraft rocket launcher project launched 2011 by Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, et Burt Rutan, SpaceShipOne engineer. It is unveiled 31 May 2017 and its first test flight is scheduled 2019. The project was launched in Stratolaunch 2011 by Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and shareholder, whose fortune is estimated at over 20 billions of dollars. Allen is passionate about space, he had already participated in years 2000 the financing of the Allen Telescope Array, a vast field of antennas in California dedicated to finding proof of the existence of extraterrestrials.

On the ground, it is based on 28 wheels with its span of 117 meters

The Stratolaunch is a giant aircraft hexaréacteur 230 tons and along 72 meters with two cabins.

Funded by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen –
invited journalists to do their first look at the "Stratolaunch".

The Stratolaunch send astronauts in orbit using a mini shuttle

Comparison of the Stratolaunch with other large planes:

As le Virgin GalacticWhite Knight Two
in front of Hughes H-4 Hercules.

The 16 July 1945: it is the shell of Hercules Hughes called by its largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, in the construction of the plant Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City.
The hull measurement 220 feet long, 30 High and feet 25 feet wide. The aircraft is now known as the Spruce Goose.

le Virgin Galactic – The White Knight Two.
The WhiteKnight Two is the carrier of the SpaceShipTwo, able to jettison at an altitude of about 15 .000 meters. The first copy of this two-cabin airplane made its first flight on 21 July 2008 takeoff of the spaceport Mojave Air & Spaceport.

Video Area of ​​transport aircraft to Virgin Galactic plans center for commercial space flight, the mothership known until white KnightTwo, Virgin was unveiled by Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan.
Monday 28 July 2008

The largest aircraft by Span Stratolaunch world ~. VIDEO 3D 3:14

Date: 01/06/2017 – The largest aircraft in the world is ready for his debut..

The largest aircraft ever built is closer to completion, while the private company launches its company behind the craft – funded by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen – invited journalists to do their first look at the "Stratolaunch". With a huge scale 385 feet (117 m) and six engines, the plane takes a new approach in the private space race, launching of satellites and spacecraft into orbit from a high altitude. The machine will be bigger than the 1947 H-4 Hercules Howard Hughes, known as the "Spruce Goose",
and the huge Antonov An-225 Mriya, a cargo of Soviet-era aircraft originally built to transport the space shuttle Buran is currently the global company's largest aircraft.

Stratolaunch Systems is part of the private company Vulcan Aerospace Allen, with the launch of the plane coinciding with a surge of new companies planning to sell internet access, Earth imagery, Climate data and other services from hundreds of satellite networks in low-altitude orbits around Earth. The advantage of the approach is the ability to position the aircraft so that the satellite can be directly delivered in very precise orbits and do it quickly, without launching scope of planning problems and delays related to weather, a déclaré Chuck Beames, which oversees space projects Allen.

Instead of a satellite, the Stratolaunch aircraft could launch a spacecraft Dream Chaser. This could serve as mini-shuttle to reach destinations in low Earth orbit and return astronauts or payloads. Track in 24 hours Stratolaunch plane looks like its previous plane. Rather than transporting heavy goods inside a main body section, Stratolaunch is a machine with two fuselages that incorporates engines, of landing gear, avionics and other parts of a junction Boeing jets 747 coupled to a frame, wings and skin handmade with lightweight composites.


Hybrid airship

Heavy Hybrid led Airship Aircraft plane is built by Lockheed Martin in Palmdale Corp..

Official presentation of the White Knight Two by Virgin Galactic
Published on 30 July 2008 by Gil Roy

The carrier aircraft that will take the first tourists at the gates of the space was unveiled, the 28 July 2008, Mojave (California) Richard Branson and Burt Rutan. With a wingspan of 46 meters, WK2 is the largest aircraft built entirely of carbon fiber. It is signed Composite Scale.

The White Knight Two will carry the first space tourists by the end of next year. He performed his roll out (exit workshops) the 28 July 2008. It should make its first flight before the end 2008.

The function of this device is conveyed up 48.000 feet above sea level, is around 16.000 meters, the spaceship Space Ship Two on board which will take place six astronauts and two pilots. WK2 is powered by four Pratt reactors & Whitney PW-308A.

Once dropped, the vessel to accelerate Mach 1 in 10 seconds. It will perform its mounted Mach 3 until 360.000 feet altitude almost 120 kilometers. The wings and fins are then adjusted to 90 ° to stabilize the capsule and allow passengers to get together in weightlessness for about 4 minutes, and down to the space port Mogave, in 45 minutes.

The ticket to space is 200.000 $. Three days of training are included in the room rate. More importantly the deposit is over the starting number is closer. Thus those who shed 150.000 $ are guaranteed to have a seat between 201 and 300. At a rate of up to four flights per day, Virgin Galactic expects to be able to fly 400 customers the first year of operation.

The 100 first space tourists were present at the presentation ceremony of the White Knight Two. They came aboard an A320 brand new US domestic carrier Virgin America. In France, Virgin Galactic is represented by Travelers in space, subsidiary of International Travelers.

SpaceShip Two

The space space SpaceShipTwo was built by Mojave aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites LLC to Virgin Galactic. SpaceShipTwo was intended to take paying customers into space, but an earlier version has been broken during a test flight 2014.


Here is the official press release of supersonic flight powered by success

VirginShip Two

(VSS Enterprise) de Virgin Galactic.

But the vision is different from what SpaceX Elon Musk, blue origin Jeff Bezos,
Virgin Galactic of Richard Branson and other companies for the construction of commercial highways in space.

The purpose of Musk is to fly people to Mars.

Bezos develops inexpensive reusable rockets in order to move heavy industry in energy-intensive heavy industry and an above ground.
Branson focuses on space tourism and a small satellite launcher.


space balloon to lift the tourists into space,
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo – compilation of space tourism

SpaceX (ou Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) is an American company working in the field of astronautics and space flight.

Founded in 2002 by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (the only time millionaire), it is one of two private providers that NASA commissioned a freight contract to the International Space Station (ISS) under the COTS program.

The society SpaceX
designs, building and selling the Falcon launch vehicles 9, Merlin engines that power them and the Dragon cargo vessel and its manned version. The Falcon launcher 1 that was the first pitcher of the company is no longer in service. After three failures 2006, 2007 and 2008, takes place 28 September 2008 the first success of the Falcon launcher 1, who then put into orbit Malaysia observation satellite RazakSAT in his fifth flight, the 13 July 2009. The Dragon space freighter launched by a Falcon rocket 9 works in the supply program of the International Space Station. SpaceX, employs over 4 000 people (2015) mainly in California, also has two launch facilities in Cape Canaveral (SLC-40 and pads 39A), one at Vandenberg Air Force Base (le pad SLC-4E) and another is being built in South Texas, à Boca Chica. SpaceX also has a test bench for its engines in Texas.


SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historical stages.

It is the only private company to send a spacecraft from low Earth orbit, it was first performed in December 2010.

The company made history again in May 2012, when its Dragon spacecraft has delivered freight to and from the International Space Station – a difficult feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then, Dragon delivered cargo to and from the space station several times, providing regular missions cargo resupply for NASA.

In 2017, SpaceX managed to reach the first reflight of an orbital class rocket – a historic step on the road to a full and fast reusability rocket.

SpaceX launches numerous cargo replenishment missions to the International Space Station, for a total of at least 20 flights under the Commercial Contract resupply services.

In 2016, NASA awarded SpaceX a second version of the agreement which will cover at least 6 Additional flights from 2019.

Dragon was designed from the start to carry astronauts in space, from 2018, SpaceX will be responsible for the crew under the Commercial Crew program NASA. SpaceX is the fastest launch services provider worldwide and has more than 70 missions futures, which represents more than 10 billion contracts. These include launches of commercial satellites as well as NASA and other US government missions.

Currently in development, Falcon Heavy, which will be the most powerful rocket the world. All the time, SpaceX continues to work on one of its key objectives: develop reusable rockets completely and quickly, a feat that will transform space exploration by providing highly reliable vehicles at drastically reduced costs.

SpaceX CRS-11 Falcon 9 rises from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center by sending a Dragon spacecraft to the 11th mission of the company's commercial resupply services to the International Space Station. Liftoff took place at 17 h 07 SEARCH.

Landing Site ” SpaceX ASDS ” in position for flight 17 de la mission CRS-6



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