Microsoft founder’s rocket launcher plane is bigger than a football field

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen shared pictures of his new rocket carrier aircraft under his Stratolaunch System. The aircraft nicknamed the ‘Roc’ is a six engine motors ship with the longest ever wingspan. Weighing around 50,000 lbs, the plane has two split cockpits with a space to carry rockets and launch it into space.

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The plane has a wingspan of 385 feet which is longer than an NFL ground (350 feet). The plane is designed to take off with the maximum weight of 1,300,000 lbs.

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The plane is currently undergoing several tests before launch. The plane will initially a single Orbital ATK Pegasus XL but will have a capacity to launch three Pegasus in one go later on.


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