Solvay reports that the Stratolaunch aircraft has been successfully flown for the first time.
Solvay reports that the Stratolaunch aircraft has been successfully flown for the first time.

Solvay reports that the Stratolaunch aircraft has been successfully flown for the first time.

This twin-fuselage aircraft is reportedly the world’s largest aircraft by wingspan and was designed to air launch rockets into space. It features Solvay’s out of autoclave prepreg technology on the primary structure, while the company’s VTM 264 epoxy was utilized to make the plane’s fuselage, wing skins, empennage, ribs, spars and bulkheads.

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.