Our Carrier Aircraft will incorporate the unique ideas and take advantage of Scaled Composites’ innovative approaches. Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled Composites has broad experience in air vehicle design, tooling, and manufacturing; specialty composite structure design, analysis, and fabrication; and developmental flight tests of space vehicles...
Stratolaunch will employ a multi-stage booster to ensure access to multiple orbits. The Orbital Sciences Corporation-designed Air Launch Vehicle (ALV) combines proven solid and liquid propellant technology and expands on its ground breaking experience in air launched systems. The ALV utilizes a proven winged configuration first proven with Orbital’s patented Pegasus air-launch system and makes use of Orbital’s proven MACH avionics system, engineering standards and common vehicle and payload integration processes.