Stratolaunch’s Roc—the world’s biggest airplane by wingspan—was built by Scaled Composites as a one-of-a-kind air-launch platform for aerial vehicles and aerospace research. Roc is expected to begin commercial operations late this year from its base at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port.

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A Roc Rises

Stratolaunch test flies the world’s largest airplane—by many metrics—with a view towards air-to-launch operations.

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Stratolaunch Roc with pylon

The World’s Largest Airplane: By the Numbers

At Stratolaunch’s facility at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port (KMHV), engineers, technicians, and flight crews are preparing the world’s largest airplane for its next test flight. Here are a few key facts and figures highlighting the one-of-a-kind air-to-launch carrier airplane known as Roc.

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