Stratolaunch, the company behind the world’s largest plane, has unveiled plans for a hypersonic vehicle capable of hitting Mach 6 speeds. Called the Talon-A, the aircraft is designed for rapid testing advanced flight technologies.
The world's largest aircraft by wingspan and largest all-composite took to the air for the first time on Saturday as the Stratolaunch completed its maiden flight. At 6:58 am PDT, the twin-hulled space-launcher platform took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port for a two and a half hour flight.
The Stratolaunch aircraft has been slowly but surely edging towards takeoff with a series of increasingly rapid taxi tests. Its latest outing has seen the team clock the gargantuan dual-fuselage plane at speeds fast approaching those typically needed for regular aircraft to lift-off on the runway.