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Stratolaunch test flight no.2
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:45 am    Post subject: Stratolaunch test flight no.2 Reply with quote

Brand new but interesting nevertheless, although saying it achieved Mach 5 is ludicrous. Visually it reminds me of the Bristol Brabazon a little.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9526667/Gigantic-Stratolaunch-aircraft-makes-2nd-test-flight.html

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Stratolaunch test flight no.2 Reply with quote

Hi
Rick wrote:
Brand new but interesting nevertheless, although saying it achieved Mach 5 is ludicrous. Visually it reminds me of the Bristol Brabazon a little.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9526667/Gigantic-Stratolaunch-aircraft-makes-2nd-test-flight.html

RJ


I only saw this reference to Mach 5.
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New owners of the ambitious operation initially plan to use it as a carrier aircraft for launches of reusable hypersonic flight research vehicles.

Hypersonic describes flights at speeds of at least Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Stratolaunch test flight no.2 Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
Rick wrote:
Brand new but interesting nevertheless, although saying it achieved Mach 5 is ludicrous. Visually it reminds me of the Bristol Brabazon a little.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9526667/Gigantic-Stratolaunch-aircraft-makes-2nd-test-flight.html

RJ


I only saw this reference to Mach 5.
Quote:
New owners of the ambitious operation initially plan to use it as a carrier aircraft for launches of reusable hypersonic flight research vehicles.

Hypersonic describes flights at speeds of at least Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound.


It was towards the top of the article, it was updated at 12.18pm (ie 3 minutes ago) so presumably they removed the reference.

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