WhiteKnightTwo Completes 9th Test Flight, Highest Altitude Yet

WhiteKnightTwo
WhiteKnightTwo

OFFICIAL FLIGHT TEST SUMMARY
(Scaled Composites)

Flight: 09
Date: 15 June 09
Flight Time: 7.5 hours
Pilot: Siebold
Copilot: Stucky
FTE: None

Objectives:

Weight expansion at mid cg. Further pressurization/ECS functionality checks to 51,000 ft. Speed envelope expansion. Airborne engine relights.

Results:

All objectives completed. Pressurization and ECS worked as designed. Speed envelope expanded with the gear up to 370 KTAS. Peak altitudes increased to 52,400 ft. Performance, stability and handling evaluation performed at altitude. Engines were shut down and restarted per plan. Practiced instrument approaches.