The largest aircraft of the world's fastest and more
• The largest aircraft of the world more and fastest
Stratolaunch project became one of the most ambitious in recent years.
Stratolaunch the aircraft set a new speed record. Not far off is the time when the machine will begin to display dvuhfyuzelezhnaya rocket into orbit. Recent tests ambitious vehicle were successful.
A huge Stratolaunch will carry missiles.
The American company Stratolaunch Systems, which created the airplane with the largest wingspan, conducted a series of tests of its creation, and has set a new speed record, albeit, not quite normal. The tests took place even 24-25 February 2018. In the framework of their aircraft was tested with already fully assembled glider. The machine made a series of runs on the runway. It should be recalled that it "runs" are one of the most important stages of testing of any aircraft. Through it passes each aircraft of this type, before he can get off the ground and up in the sky.
For a long time the world has not seen anything like Stratolaunch.
During the flight test runs at various speeds, including at a speed that exceeds the speed at the moment of take-off of the front of the chassis. We need all of these tests in the first place to assess the performance of engines and aircraft control systems. His first run Stratolaunch began to carry out in December-the month, but then he was not fully assembled. For example, in its structure no leading edge in the region of the engines. The fully assembled aircraft not only successfully coped with the task, but also set a record for speed on the strip so it was able to overclock up to 74 km / h.
For Stratolaunch need a big band.
It should be recalled that Stratolaunch dvuhfyuzelyazhnomu made on principle. Swipe machines of the wing is 117.3 meters. Length - 72.5 meters. Aircraft weight is 225.8 tons for a maximum take-off mass can reach 589.7 tons. In order to allow the machine off the ground, it is necessary to strip the length of 3.7 kilometers. Use airplane want to launches into orbit small rockets with a payload.
Main feature Stratolaunch - its engine system.
An important feature Stratolaunch are motors. Each power unit has its own control system, the tank and the fuel supply system. This separation is done to improve the reliability of the machine. It is expected that the first public demonstration of the aircraft took place in May of that year. The first demonstration flight with a loaded carrier rocket is scheduled for the next 2019.