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Paul Allen's space company nears debut of world's biggest plane

Stratolaunch Systems' six-engine plane has a wingspan of 385 feet and can deliver satellites into precise orbits quickly
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 05:50
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A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world's biggest airplane.

Mojave, California

A SPACE launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world's biggest airplane.

Stratolaunch Systems, a unit of Mr Allen's privately