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THE STRATOLAUNCH CARRIER AIRCRAFT: KEY FACTS
Wingspan: 385 feet (117 metres)
Engines: Six 747-class engines
Fuselage length: 238 feet (72 metres)
Weight: 1,200,000 lb (544,311 kg)
Maximum speed: 460 knots, 530 mph (850 km/h)
Maiden launch: Flight testing will begin in 2016. The first launch of the space launch vehicle is likely to take place in 2018.
Satellite delivery: Initially, the system is intended to deliver satellites weighing up to about 13,500lbs (6,124 kg) into orbits between 112 miles and 1,243 miles (180 km and 2000 km) above Earth.
Launch sites: Several sites are under consideration, including Kennedy Space Center, Wallops Island and Vandenberg AFB.
Engineer Burt Rutan, founder of Scaled Composites (left) speaks with Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft during a news conferece