Moscow, 19 Dec – AIF-Moscow.
The aircraft with the largest wingspan in the history of the Stratolaunch Model 351 rolled out for testing on the runway, said the head of the company Stratolaunch, Paul Allen.
“Yesterday Stratolaunch were taken on the centerline of the runway of the Mojave airport, and has successfully passed the first taxiing tests”, – he wrote in his Twitter.
Allen has also published a video test. The footage shows how the plane picks up speed, moving down the strip, accompanied by cars.
Model 351 acts as the carrier aircraft in the system air-launched Stratolaunch. The plane has a wingspan of 117 meters. Its maximum takeoff weight is 590 tons, and a payload weight of 230 tons.
.@Stratolaunch turned onto the Mojave Air and Space Port runway center line yesterday and successfully conducted its first taxi test. More to share soon! pic.twitter.com/JEs1grBnK5
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) December 18, 2017
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