Stratolaunch (orbital space flight, rocketplane etc)

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  1. Jun 1, 2019 #81

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    The airport it's at is actually a boneyard as well, tons of airliners in storage. So hopefully that improves the chances it will survive.
     
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    I hate to see them mothball it, at least before it had a chance to prove itself at its primary role, but it would make a great shade hangar at Oshkosh.
     
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    Whatever happened to Virgin Galactic? Maybe they’ll want it to carry Space Ship Three...
     
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    I suspect it's bigger than VG needs. If Virgin has enough lift capacity already, it wouldn't make economic sense to buy and qualify a different carrier. Space flight ain't like dusting crops...

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    It could probably carry an entire loaded VG mothership.

    But the total weight is roughly a third of the SpaceX Starship. So it's already outclassed somewhat.
     
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    I use to bullseye womp rats in my T-16.
     
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