【世界上最大的飞机:微软创始人投资生产“平流层发射机”,让火箭在飞机上发射】

【世界上最大的飞机:微软创始人投资生产“平流层发射机”,让火箭在飞机上发射】微软的共同创办人艾伦投资生产了世界上最大的飞机,这架大型飞机配备6具波音747客机发动机,体积超过苏联时期原制造用于运输暴风雪号太空梭的运输机安托诺夫An-225,安托诺夫An-225也是现存世界最大机种。这架飞机的目的是为了搭载可发射卫星到太空的火箭。飞机到达高空后,会释放发射器,随后点燃推进器,将其发射进入太空。

The biggest plane EVER built: Microsoft billionaire unveils huge 'Stratolaunch' aircraft with two cockpits and a wingspan longer than a FOOTBALL FIELD that is designed to launch satellites into orbit

  • Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, unveiled the world's largest aircraft on Wednesday
  • Stratolaunch was built by an aerospace firm owned by Allen
  • Six-engine plane has a wingspan of 385 feet - which is longer than the length of a football field 
  • Stratolaunch is designed to carry rockets between its two fuselages before they launch into space from air

 

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen unveiled the world's largest aircraft on Wednesday.

The massive plane rolled out by Allen's aerospace firm, Stratolaunch Systems, features the longest wingspan of any aircraft ever built, according to Popular Mechanics.

With a wingspan of 385 feet, the six-engine plane will be larger than Howard Hughes' 1947 H-4 Hercules, known as the 'Spruce Goose,' and the Antonov An-225, a Soviet-era cargo plane originally built to transport the Buran space shuttle that is currently the world's largest aircraft.

The Stratolaunch is an aircraft that is designed to carry rockets between its two fuselages.

In 2011, the project's cost was initially estimated to be at $300million, though there is no word as to the updated figures.

After the plane reaches altitude, it would then drop the launch vehicle, which will subsequently fire its boosters and launch into space from the air.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen unveiled the world's largest aircraft on Wednesday. The massive plane rolled out by Allen's aerospace firm, Stratolaunch Systems, features the longest wingspan of any aircraft ever built

The plane was built by Scaled Composites, an aerospace company founded by Allen's partner in the Stratolaunch project, Burt Rutan


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