VSS Enterprise glides to earth on its latest successful glide flight test (Photo: Chris Van Pelt)
WhiteKnightTwo (VMS Eve) after releasing the VSS Enterprise (Photo: Chris Van Pelt)
VSS Enterprise in the skies over Mojave, California (Photo: Chris Van Pelt)
The June 26 glide flight test of VSS Enterprise (Photo: Chris Van Pelt)
Virgin Galactic’s suborbital, air-launched spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), aka VSS Enterprise, is back in the air after a break of nearly nine months following a recent integration period for rocket motor systems and maintenance. The June 26 flight coincided with another successful full duration test fire of the spaceship’s engine RocketMotorTwo (RM2) on the same day. The tests mark an intensification of activity that sees Virgin Galactic aiming for powered flights by the end of the year.
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