New owners for Stratolaunch


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Capitalism in space: Stratolaunch announced today that it is now under new ownership, without identifying who that new owner is.

The company offered few other details in a statement released to media Friday. It was the first official update on the status of Stratolaunch since its huge rocket carrier aircraft completed its first — and so far only — test flight in April. “Stratolaunch LLC has transitioned ownership and is continuing regular operations,” the company said in a statement. “Our near-term launch vehicle development strategy focuses on providing customizable, reusable, and affordable rocket-powered testbed vehicles and associated flight services.

Stratolaunch did not identify its new owner Friday, or details on the type of launch vehicle it seeks to develop.

It would be a massive understatement to say their announcement is vague and lacking in details.

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2 comments

  • jburn

    They could save a step — convert the plane and hanger facilities into an aviation museum.

  • Col Beausabre

    “focuses on providing customizable, reusable, and affordable rocket-powered testbed vehicles and associated flight services.”

    With whose rocket, the world wonders….It looks like it ain’t gonna be Pegasus and Stratolaunch so far behind (like not even entered) in the rocket development race that my reaction is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5E7feJHw0

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