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.
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.