WhiteKnightTwo Flies Again, Preps for SpaceShipTwo Glide Flights

SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo circle over the Mojave Air and Space Port during a  successful glide flight on July 18, 2012. (Credit: Bill Deaver)
SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo circle over the Mojave Air and Space Port during a successful glide flight on July 18, 2012. (Credit: Bill Deaver)

WhiteKnightTwo Flight Test Summaries
Via Scaled Composites

Flight:112
Date:18 Mar 13
Flight Time:2.5 hr
WK2 Pilot:MackayWK2 CoPilot:AlsburyWK2 FTE:Dugué

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency
Glide flight prep
Chase checkout

Results:
Objectives complete.

Editor’s Note: The second glide flight with the engine configuration in place appears to be imminent. Engineers had WhiteKnightTwo with SpaceShipTwo attached out on the ramp yesterday doing pressurization tests. The company plans to do three glide flights with the engine before beginning powered flights.