• Paul Allen's space firm details plans for rockets, cargo vehicle

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market.
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  • Stratolaunch announces new launch vehicles and reusable space plane

    Stratolaunch announces new launch vehicles and reusable space plane

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Stratolaunch, the commercial space firm founded by Paul Allen back in 2011, has revealed a bit more of its plan for taking payloads to orbit via one of the world's biggest planes. It's now working on a pair of its own rocket-powered launch vehicles, and is in the early phases of creating a reusable, crew-capable space plane.
    The company's main claim to fame so far is the unnamed aircraft that will be doing the heavy lifting. Its 385-foot wingspan is the world's largest - but it's necessary to provide room in the middle for its intended launch vehicle cargo.
    The Stratolaunch technique is in...
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