Company Stratolaunch Systems American billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen published on YouTube video rental of the largest aircraft in the world on the runway. The wingspan of the aircraft is 117 meters, length – 72.5 meters, height – 15.2 meters. Its non-standard design is explained by the tasks of the aircraft – assistance in launching missiles and launching satellites into Earth’s orbit.
Announcement of the aircraft took place in 2011. It was first shown on June 1, 2017. Then Stratolaunch weighing 226.7 tons rolled out of the hangar on its 28 wheels. The maximum mass of fuel for lifting is 113 tons. The weight of the useful lifting load is 249 tons.