Questions tagged [stratolaunch]

Stratolaunch is a company aiming to launch rockets from their rather large custom aircraft. Use this tag for questions to the aircraft itself. Questions about the rocket portion may be asked on https://space.stackexchange.com

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Why doesn't Stratolaunch have connected tailplanes like it has connected wings?

As a complete layman, the design of the Stratolaunch airplane, especially when reminding myself of its size, seems too flimsy, in that the only connection between the two fuselages is the center wing. ...
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How do the flight decks work in unison on the Stratolaunch?

This article implies that the Stratolaunch has two flight decks. How are the dual flight decks arranged on the Stratolaunch aircraft? I'm curious if things are fly by wire or if there are separate ...
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Aside from the Stratolaunch, how many other aircraft have split bodies?

So there's a lot of excitement about the new (and massive) Stratolaunch Split bodies are uncommon (although launching spacecraft from them commercially is a new thing). The only other airframe that ...
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Which FAA regulations apply to the Stratolaunch?

(Image source) Which FAA regulations apply to the Stratolaunch being built by Vulcan Aerospace and Scaled Composites? Do they follow the same regulations for the type cert, production and CofA (...