Tag Archives: Vulcan Aerospace

Stratolaunch space venture scales back sharply

Stratolaunch, the Seattle-based space venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seven years ago, says it’s discontinuing its programs to develop a new type of rocket engine and a new line of rockets. The company said it would continue work … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch’s giant airplane picks up the pace

Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it put its super-duper-sized carrier plane through a fresh round of revved-up taxi tests last weekend at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. The six-engine, 385-foot-wide aircraft, nicknamed Roc, … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch fires up monster plane’s engines

The world’s biggest airplane hit another milestone this week with the completion of the first phase of engine testing at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, according to Stratolaunch, the space venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Stratolaunch’s CEO, Jean … Continue reading

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Vulcan Aerospace morphs into Stratolaunch

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s space venture is rebranding itself and updating its website as it prepares to begin flight tests of the world’s biggest airplane. The venture was launched in 2011 as Stratolaunch Systems, but over time it morphed into … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s top space exec leaves Vulcan

Aerospace veteran Chuck Beames is leaving his post as president of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s spaceflight company, Vulcan Aerospace. Word of Beames’ departure came from Allen in an internal email that was sent to Vulcan employees and obtained by GeekWire today. … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch lifts veil on mammoth airplane

MOJAVE, Calif. – When you walk into the place where Seattle software billionaire Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems is building the world’s biggest airplane, it feels as if you’re stepping into the Starship Enterprise’s construction zone. “It’s jaw-dropping when you walk into that hangar,” … Continue reading

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Billionaire space club pits Musk vs. Bezos et al.

When Jeff Bezos welcomed SpaceX to the rocket landing “club” last week, it set off a round of twittering over whether Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and fellow billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX were really in the same league. What kind … Continue reading

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