Reply to post: Re: Spaceplane carrier

Airbus warns it could quit A380 production

Holtsmark

Re: Spaceplane carrier

"No idea, why don't you ask Richard Branson why the f**k he commissioned White Knights One and Two? It obviously wasn't to launch SpaceShips One and Two"

...And strangely enough they desided to drop the rocket/spaceplane DOWN at launch, rather than carry it on top and hope it will not touch something important before it starts to climb.

PiggyBack spaceplanes are a way to TRANSPORT a spaceplane from one site to another, not for launching (SR 71 /D21 excluded for good reasons).

So WHY do you wish to carry a spaceplane on top of an A380 again?

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