Stratolaunch Roc in flight.
The world’s biggest plane recently took off from the Mojave Desert.
Videos show the Stratolaunch Roc successfully completing its first drop test.
The Roc is massive: its take-off weight numbers at over 1.3 million pounds.
A video shows the biggest plane in the world taking off and cruising into the sky — taking it one step closer to hypersonic flight.
The Stratolaunch Roc successfully completed its first drop test — which tested the plane’s ability to release an autonomous launch vehicle in the air — in Mojave Desert on Sunday, according to the company’s press release.
The video was posted by Stratolaunch on Twitter, showing the massive plane, which has a take-off weight of 1.3 million pounds, taking off from the runway. Stratolaunch’s vehicle Talon-A could be seen attached to the plane.
The Roc is a mothership aircraft and is designed to carry rockets and vehicles.
—Stratolaunch (@Stratolaunch) May 13, 2023
The aircraft has a wingspan of…
This article was written by Marielle Descalsota and originally published on www.businessinsider.com