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Use for the vehicles made by/for Scaled Composites (only within the atmosphere).

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Why are Stratolaunch's engines so far forward?

Stratolaunch's engines hang from pylons, not under the wing, but entirely forward of the wing's leading edge. (Even farther forward than, say, the 747's.) What benefit does this have, to compensate ...
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How is roll control achieved for the space ship two?

When looking at scaled composite 339 space ship two I fail to see control surfaces on the trailing edge of the wing. For me, it seems that the only moving surface on the wing is the feathering ...
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What would the point to point range of the current Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 launch system be?

Many people have suggested that the next step for Virgin Galactic after single point "space tourism" flights begin would be passenger suborbital flights, providing travel times many times faster than ...
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What is the minimum runway width for SSC Stratolaunch?

What is the minimum runway width for the Scaled Composites Stratolaunch vehicle? Is this determined by the separation between its fuselages (and thus undercarriages), or its outer engines (to stop ...
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