Captured new video of @Stratolaunch plane as it reached a top taxi speed of 40 knots (46 mph) with all flight surfaces in place on Sunday. The team verified control responses, building on the first taxi tests conducted in December. pic.twitter.com/OcH1ZkxZRA— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) February 26, 2018
The world’s largest airplane being developed by Stratolaunch Systems reached a runway speed of 46 mph during the latest test.
Crews conducted a taxi test of 385-foot-wide aircraft over the weekend.
Stratolaunch Systems, a space launch venture, is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
The aircraft could begin orbital launches as early as 2020.