Astronomers To Get Glimpse  ‘Super Earth’

Of Burning, Lava-Covered

Fresh off its fifth

 flight of the biggest airplane ever built, Stratolaunch is readying to test a hypersonic vehicle 

The Mojave, California-based

 company announced that it has structurally completed the Talon-A test vehicle, known as TA-0.

 A future flight

 of Roc will release TA-0, which is unpowered, to assess Roc's systems

After completing TA-0 

separation testing, the company will transition to flying its first hypersonic test vehicle, TA-1," Stratolaunch stated

stratolaunch's team has 

also started fabrication of a third vehicle, TA-2, the first fully reusable hypersonic test vehicle

TA-0 should do a captive

 carry flight later this year, meaning the vehicle will be tested underneath Roc to see how the test article affects the flight dynamics of the 385-foot carrier aircraft.

Astronomers To Get Glimpse  ‘Super Earth’

Of Burning, Lava-Covered