Scaled Com

Scaled Com

Mojave, California, United States
Mojave United States
Founded:
1982

Scaled Composites (often abbreviated as Scaled) is an American aerospace company founded by Burt Rutan and currently owned by Northrop Grumman that is located at the Mojave Spaceport, Mojave, California, United States. Prior to acquisition by Northrop Grumman, the company was founded to develop experimental aircraft, but now focuses on designing and developing concept craft and prototype fabrication processes for aircraft and other vehicles. Wikipedia

Scaled Com

Mojave, California, United States
Mojave United States
Founded:
1982

Scaled Composites (often abbreviated as Scaled) is an American aerospace company founded by Burt Rutan and currently owned by Northrop Grumman that is located at the Mojave Spaceport, Mojave, California, United States. Prior to acquisition by Northrop Grumman, the company was founded to develop experimental aircraft, but now focuses on designing and developing concept craft and prototype fabrication processes for aircraft and other vehicles. Wikipedia

Sep 29, 10:19 AM

#OTD in 2004, thousands of spectators flocked to Mojave to watch as SpaceShipOne made its second spaceflight, and first flight to qualify for the Ansari X Prize. Once released from WhiteKnight at 46,400 ft, SpaceShipOne rocketed up towards space to reach 337,500 ft. After spending a few seconds in weightlessness, the vehicle feathered to reenter, then reconfigured to glide in and land in front of the cheering crowd. #FBF

Sep 28, 7:24 PM

In 1996, an X Prize challenge was announced to push an interest in commercial spaceflight. The first privately funded group to reach space twice within two weeks would take home the prize. Scaled Composites answered this problem using a rocket powered spacecraft, SpaceShipOne, launched from its carrier aircraft, WhiteKnight. Both vehicles were built concurrently beginning in 2001, with WhiteKnight making its first flight a little over a year later. SpaceShipOne soon followed suit, becoming the first privately funded spacecraft to reach space. #TBT #space #Xprize #BurtRutan #Scaled #ScaledComposites

Sep 26, 7:43 PM

Were already looking forward to next summers #interns and we dont even know who they are yet! Help us decide - apply at Scaled.com by 12/8/2017 if you are interested in interning with us. #aerospace #engineering

Sep 21, 6:10 PM

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots symposium just heard an exclusive #TBT story from Scaled''s Chris ""Duff"" Guarente and Ken Baker, which wed like to share a bit of with you. Last year, we put the final touches on a new aircraft, Model 400, and took her for a spin. M400 proved out new capabilities for Scaled by reaching a max speed of 325 knots and climbing 15,000ft in 102 seconds from brake release over an expanded envelope across 7 flights. #airplane #flighttest #aerospace