Stratolaunch Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight; Jean Floyd Quoted

| April 15, 2019

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Jean Floyd, CEO of Stratolaunch, said the initial flight demonstrates "our mission to provide a flexible alternative to ground launched systems.The company noted its platform has a wingspan that is bigger than the average length of a football field in the U.S. and is built to accommodate multiple launch vehicles. The aircraft performed flight control maneuvers, such as roll doublets and steady-heading sideslips, and a simulated landing approach during standard tests that took place as part of the maiden flight.The Stratolaunch plane, which took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port, reached a maximum speed of up to 189 miles per hour and an altitude of up to 17K feet during its maiden voyage that lasted for 2.5 hours, the company said Saturday.

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