The aircraft with the largest wingspan ever built, built to carry rockets and supersonic aircraft at the same time, successfully completed its 5th test flight, marking a new milestone in aviation history. The carrier plane, called Stratolaunch, rose to an altitude of 6,858 meters during the flight test in the Mojave Desert and successfully landed after almost 5 hours of flight.
Stratolaunch Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Dr. Zachary Krevor said, “Today’s successful flight is an important milestone for carrier aircraft. I am proud of my team for the quality integration work that has taken place since our last test flight.” , also heralded that Stratolaunch’s first hypersonic flight test is planned for 2023.
The airlift cargo aircraft and carrier aircraft are among the largest aircraft ever built. Known for having the largest wingspan and highest weight ever built Antonov AN-225 Mriya was destroyed by Russian forces at the Ukrainian airport during the Russia-Ukraine war. Thus, Stratolaunch, which became the largest aircraft, is planned to be put into service actively in the near future.