Stratolaunch, Bigger Aircraft than Soccer Field
Techno Article – The status of the world’s largest aircraft will soon fall to Stratolaunch. The giant plane has a wingspan that stretches to 117 meters. In addition to the length of the wings, Stratolaunch size is much more than the existing plane today. It has a height of 50 meters, 28 wheels, and 6 Boeing 747 jet engines.
Known this plane can fly up to a height of 10.6 kilometers in the sky with a cruising range of up to 3218 kilometers. Stratolaunch can also carry loads up to 580 tons.
One thing to note from this giant plane is that it is not meant to transport passengers. Stratolaunch is designed in such a way as to bring rockets into orbit beneath the Earth. Stratolaunch was first introduced by Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft. This gigantic airplane is Allen’s dream of creating efficient connecting to space.
“With operations like airplanes, our repeat launch platform will cut time between satellite construction and launch into space,” wrote Allen.
Stratolaunch is the latest attempt to showcase commercial enterprise competition into space by minimizing time and cost from conventional ways. As is known, to launch a satellite or an object into space, rockets are required magnitude.
Through Allen’s Twitter account, it is known that is still in the testing phase. From the video he uploaded, the aircraft was conducting a refueling test at a hangar in California, USA. Stratolaunch CEO John Floyd said the plane will conduct its fastest flight demonstration in 2019.
“This is the first aircraft of its type, so we will test it thoroughly and prioritize the security of our pilots, crew, and staff,” Floyd said.
Joe Allen who gave birth to this Stratolaunch project is a friend of Bill Gates who co-founded Microsoft. Since childhood Allen had an obsession with rockets.