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White Knight
Subsonic rocket launch aircraft. Carries SpaceShipOne to release point 65 km from Mohave Airport base, then releases it at 15 km altitude at 215 kph. Wing area 43.5 sq m.

Status: Retired 2004. Payload: 8,000 kg (17,600 lb). Thrust: 34.30 kN (7,711 lbf). Gross mass: 4,100 kg (9,000 lb). Unfuelled mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb). Specific impulse: 2,000 s. Diameter: 1.52 m (4.98 ft). Location: 60.

No Engines: 2. Release velocity: 60 m/s (196 ft/sec). Release altitude: 15 m (49 ft). Release angle: 0 deg. Release conditions: 215 kph at 15 km.



Country: USA. Engines: J85-GE-5. Launch Vehicles: Tier One. Propellants: Air/Kerosene.

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