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June 4th, 2019

Forrester Reports: Stratolaunch Launches No Longer...

Stratolaunch, the giant twin-fuselage aircraft backed by the late Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft), is reportedly in its last days, according to Reuters and sources within the business, as stated in a posting by journalist Chris Forrester at the Advanced Television infosite.

Chris Forrester.

The Stratolaunch aircraft was designed to fly satellites to a high altitude and then — with the help of a smallish rocket — launch the satellites into orbit.

The aircraft made its debut — and only flight to date — on April 13th when it reached 4,600 meters high and a speed of 305 km/h.  It is based at the Mojave Air & Space Port.

Allen passed away in October of last year.