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

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

Founded:
1982
  • Oct 27 at 6:06 PM
    In 2000, only two days after setting two world records, Mike Melvill and Bob Waldmiller took flight in Proteus and set a third one for Altitude with a 1,000 kg payload at 55,994 ft. #OTD #worldrecord #altitude #flyinghigh
  • Oct 25 at 8:19 PM
    On this day in 2000, Proteus set two world records: Altitude at 63,245 ft and Altitude in Horizontal Flight at 62,385 ft. Proteus still holds these records in the FAI Class C-1e, Group 2, turbojet category! #OTD #worldrecord #flyinghigh #MikeMelvill
  • Oct 11 at 2:43 PM
    Scaled is proud to announce that this morning was the first flight of our newest experimental aircraft, Model 401! The aircraft that took flight today is the first of a pair of vehicles built to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and provide aircraft for research flight services. The two vehicles were designed to be identical in outer mold line and performance, with each aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JTD-15D-5D engine with 3045 lbs. of thrust. The vehicles are capable of flying Mach 0.6 with a service ceiling of 30,000 feet and have a wingspan of 38 feet and are 38 feet long. They have an empty weight of 4,000 pounds and a maximum take-off weight of 8,000 pounds with an endurance of up to three hours. Aaron Cassebeer, Project Engineer said, This is such an exciting time for us. Scaled is at the forefront of experimental aircraft development and I am fortunate enough to have a front row seat. He went on to say this about the mission, Today was a great day for our test team. We had a great flight and we are looking forward to the future test program. This successful first flight is the beginning of the flight test phase for vehicle number 1. We plan to continue envelope expansion on the first aircraft as they move toward first flight of the second Model 401 vehicle. #ScaledComposites #firsts #firstflight #newtechnology #aerospace
  • Oct 6 at 3:47 PM
    We usually tout ourselves by flying an average of one new aircraft type each year. Today, wed like to focus on the folks who get us to flight test our talented shop crew! Without all these amazing people bringing honed skills to the table, and an openness to continue trying and learning new things, this company would not be nearly as successful. In celebration of Manufacturing Day we cant open up our shops, but we can be grateful for those who love working with their hands and seeing an idea come to life. #ManufacturingDay #workwithyourhands #craftsmen #Scaled #ScaledComposites

Oct 27, 6:06 PM

In 2000, only two days after setting two world records, Mike Melvill and Bob Waldmiller took flight in Proteus and set a third one for Altitude with a 1,000 kg payload at 55,994 ft. #OTD #worldrecord #altitude #flyinghigh

Oct 25, 8:19 PM

On this day in 2000, Proteus set two world records: Altitude at 63,245 ft and Altitude in Horizontal Flight at 62,385 ft. Proteus still holds these records in the FAI Class C-1e, Group 2, turbojet category! #OTD #worldrecord #flyinghigh #MikeMelvill

Oct 11, 2:43 PM

Scaled is proud to announce that this morning was the first flight of our newest experimental aircraft, Model 401! The aircraft that took flight today is the first of a pair of vehicles built to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and provide aircraft for research flight services. The two vehicles were designed to be identical in outer mold line and performance, with each aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JTD-15D-5D engine with 3045 lbs. of thrust. The vehicles are capable of flying Mach 0.6 with a service ceiling of 30,000 feet and have a wingspan of 38 feet and are 38 feet long. They have an empty weight of 4,000 pounds and a maximum take-off weight of 8,000 pounds with an endurance of up to three hours. Aaron Cassebeer, Project Engineer said, This is such an exciting time for us. Scaled is at the forefront of experimental aircraft development and I am fortunate enough to have a front row seat. He went on to say this about the mission, Today was a great day for our test team. We had a great flight and we are looking forward to the future test program. This successful first flight is the beginning of the flight test phase for vehicle number 1. We plan to continue envelope expansion on the first aircraft as they move toward first flight of the second Model 401 vehicle. #ScaledComposites #firsts #firstflight #newtechnology #aerospace

Oct 6, 3:47 PM

We usually tout ourselves by flying an average of one new aircraft type each year. Today, wed like to focus on the folks who get us to flight test our talented shop crew! Without all these amazing people bringing honed skills to the table, and an openness to continue trying and learning new things, this company would not be nearly as successful. In celebration of Manufacturing Day we cant open up our shops, but we can be grateful for those who love working with their hands and seeing an idea come to life. #ManufacturingDay #workwithyourhands #craftsmen #Scaled #ScaledComposites