Home Nation World Business Politics Odd & Weird Region Entertainment Education
HINDI


Microsoft co-founder eyes to StratoLaunch Systems




Published by:
Published on: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 at 05:17 IST
Microsoft co-founder eyes to StratoLaunch Systems
Washington: The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has announced that he and entrepreneur Burt Rutan have eyed on to develop a giant airplane from which to launch spacecraft into orbit. Rutan and Allen previously built SpaceShipOne, the first civilian rocket to take passengers into space.

To carry out the project, Allen and Rutan founded Stratolaunch Systems, to be based in Huntsville, Alabama, and led by former NASA chief engineer Gary Wentz. The airplane will have a wingspan of more than 380 feet and its creators hope to make the first trial flight in 2016. The airplane with its six 747 motors will weigh more than 500 tonnes and will be built in the Stratolaunch hangars at the Mojave Air and Space Port in New Mexico. For takeoff and landing, it will require a 3.6-kilometer runway.

"I have long dreamed about taking the next big step in private space flight," Allen said in a statement. The company will build a mobile launching system with three main components: the carrier plane, a multistage rocket and an integration system. "Stratolaunch Systems will bring airport-like operations to the launch of commercial and government payloads and, eventually, human missions," according to the statement

The airplane will transport a space capsule that has its own rockets, so that it can be launched into orbit from an altitude of 30,000 feet, a system they say will save costs since there will be no need to use the great volumes of fuel needed by spacecraft launched from the ground.
Ganpati Visarjan 2014: Lucknow people bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa
Kathakali dance performance at Lucknow by Kerala artist to promote tourism
Priyanka Chopra promotes Marry Kom in Lucknow
10 best pictures of Star Plus' popular show 'Mahabharat'
Kareena Kapoor and Ajay promoting upcoming movie Singham Returns
Picture Gallery: Nisha Yadav Topless photoshoot
Mohit Marwah at Life Ok Awards
Kareena Kapoor at Television show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Police Charge Batons over Shia Muslims in Lucknow
Salman Khan's upcoming movie 'KICK' - promotion handled by Events N More (Mumbai)
Mohanlalganj Rape: BJP Youth Wing Conducted 'Hawan' to Purify Mulayam Singh's Mind
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt visit theatres for Fans
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt promotes Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in Pune | Watch Pictures
Picture Gallery: Premiere of 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil'
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt promote Humpty Sharma ki dulhania in Bangalore | Watch Pictures
>>

Opinion Polls
Are you satisfied with Narendra Modi Government’s 100-day rule in India?
Yes
No
Not Sure

Pardaphash name, logo and all associated elements ® and © 2011 Mahakaal News Management Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Pardaphash and the Pardaphash logo are registered marks of Mahakaal News management Pvt. Ltd.
Pardaphash is hosted with Enzoo could compute engine.
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
This page is generated in : 0.009 Seconds




EXCLUSIVE: 'Operation Chowki' reveals truth of Lucknow Police; Rickshaw Puller turns chowki in-charge at night