Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch is a mobile launch system with three primary components.

WhiteKnightTwo

WhiteKnightTwo

Utilizing an open-architecture design and powered by four Pratt & Whitney turbofans, WhiteKnightTwo provides the high-altitude launch platform for SpaceShipTwo to achieve sub-orbital flight.

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

This record-breaking, single-place, aviation marvel features two external booms flanking a center pod where the pilot sits, on top of which is the aircraft's powerhouse, a Williams turbofan jet engine.

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne, the first private manned spacecraft, is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket, designed for sub-orbital flights at an altitude of 100 km and powered by a unique hybrid rocket motor.

White Knight

White Knight

Initially developed to provide a launch platform at 50,000 ft for SpaceShipOne, White Knight is a three-place, high-altitude, flexible and capable research aircraft.

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General Motors Ultralite Show Car

The Advanced Engineering Staff of General Motors designed a technology demonstration vehicle called the Ultralite, an automobile with interior room capable of seating four full size adults, and with excellent visibility, handling, performance, emissions and fuel consumption. Scaled Composites was selected to design the composite structure for this revolutionary vehicle.

A carbon fiber skin/PVC core sandwich panel structure was chosen for all the primary and secondary structure for the 10 chassis/body components.

Two complete all-graphite vehicle structures were designed, fabricated, and ready for delivery within 12 weeks after program start. The vehicle’s structural weight, including two doors, front and rear bumpers and interior components, was 420 lbs, which was within 1% of the original structural weight estimate.

The Ultralite program conclusively demonstrated Scaled's unique structural design capabilities, stringent weight control, and rapid response characteristics, as well as its ability to work well as part of a team under a very tight schedule.
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