Stratolaunch is Back

Birdzilla’s back, baby! But, is there a plan for a rocket to launch from it? Drones? Will they use it to transport large equipment?

Pegasus XL can only be a stop gap measure as a rocket. It’s far too small. And it already has a launch vehicle a mile down the taxiway, the Stargazer L-1011 that took off this morning.

Rockets have always been the weakest part of every space project Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites have pursued. Magnificent flying machines but rocket propulsion…not so much.