World’s largest plane makes first test flight

  1. The world’s largest airplane called Roc, has made its first test flight over the Mojave Desert, California, USA. The plane has the world’s largest wingspan but does not have longest nose-to-tail length.
  2. The plane has been developed by aerospace venture Stratolaunch which was set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011.
  3. The plane has a dual fuselage design. Its wingspan is greater than the length of an American football field.
  4. The plane is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites and put payloads in orbit. It is supposed to provide a more flexible way to deploy satellites than vertical take-off rockets.