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News Archive / Tagged: Stratolaunch

  • Stratolaunch abandons plans to develop family of rockets

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 21st, 2019

    It seems that Stratolaunch, a company working to develop an aircraft to air-launch rockets, may be scaling back its operations.

  • A new family of Stratolaunch vehicles being developed to expand competition

    Lloyd CampbellOctober 21st, 2018

    The Stratolaunch system has recently seen an array of new launch vehicles proposed to fly on the massive aircraft - including one that might launch more than just cargo.

  • Stratolaunch rolls out of hangar, conducts fueling test

    Heather SmithJune 1st, 2017

    The Stratolaunch aircraft was revealed for the first time on May 31 for a fueling test after completing the key milestone of its construction phase; the company rolled the vehicle from its hangar and will now begin the aircraft's next stage of development.

  • Update: Vulcan Aerospace / Stratolaunch

    Scott JohnsonMay 4th, 2015

    At the 2015 Space Symposium held in Colorado Springs, Colorado an announcement was made that Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has launched a new company, Vulcan Aerospace. SpaceFlight Insider had the opportunity to sit down, one on one, with Charles “Chuck” Beames, president of Vulcan Aerospace, to discuss the company and its plans for the future.

  • A new partnership: Sierra Nevada and Stratolaunch join forces

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 6th, 2014

    A presentation by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Stratolaunch investment group, Vulcan Inc., were one of the highlights at Toronto’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC2014) on Wednesday, Oct. 1. One day earlier on Sept. 30, SNC announced a new design for an integrated human spaceflight system. The unique Dream Chaser-Stratolauncher design involves a scaled version of […]