The world’s largest plane Roc has once again started flying in the sky. On Sunday, this plane made its test flight for the first time after almost 8 months. This aircraft demonstrated its capability by staying in the air for 4 hours and 23 minutes. During this, he also passed through high altitude mountainous areas. Stratolaunch, the company that made this plane, said that this plane went up to an altitude of 23500 feet.
The company said that it was the best flight on the plane. In the previous flight, the aircraft had gone up to an altitude of about 17,000 feet. This aircraft has been designed to fly at an altitude of up to 35,000 feet. The company’s CEO said that this successful flight reflects this and confirms that the aircraft is doing fine. This aircraft has 6 engines of Boeing 747 and with this, hypersonic aircraft can be launched in the air.
This plane will be able to launch rockets
This was the third flight in the history of this aircraft. It was flown from an airport in the US state of California. The wingspan of this aircraft is 117 meters. Stratolaunch was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011. The purpose of making this aircraft was that the satellite could be easily launched into space from the air itself. This aircraft is capable of taking supersonic vehicles into the sky.
The 6 powerful engines fitted in it can take the weight of 249475.804 kg to a height of 35 thousand feet in the air. It is a concept aircraft that can launch rockets from a great height. This can provide an alternative means of launching satellites traditionally in the future. This company was sold after the death of Paul Allen in 2018. Its new owners now want to launch a hypersonic rocket from this aircraft, whose speed is 5 times more than the sound.