SpaceShipTwo Flight Test Log

SpaceShipTwo soars skyward on a column of flames. (Credit: Ken Brown)
SpaceShipTwo soars skyward on a column of flames. (Credit: Ken Brown)

SpaceShipTwo Flight Test Summary
Via Scaled Composites

Flight:132/PF02
Date:05 Sep 13
Flight Time:14 min
SS2 Pilot:StuckySS2 CoPilot:Nichols
Flight Time:1.4 hr
WK2 Pilot:MackayWK2 CoPilot:AlsburyWK2 FTE:Glaser
GS Crew:Bourgeois, Hunsaker, Knupp, Bassett, Kalogiannis, Jaster, Verderame, Prior, Cassebeer, Story, Baker, Zeeb, Gould, Colby, Withrow, Kroese, Flynn, Tighe, Siebold

SS2 Objectives:

Second powered flight
Supersonic aero expansion (20 sec burn)
Wing lift structural expansion
Feather up and down envelope expansion
CoPilot landing

Results:

Successful demonstration of all flight phases of a spaceflight: rocket burn, pull to vertical, feather, and glide. Initial data indicates that performance and flight characteristics are similar to expectations. Great job by the entire crew.

WK2 Objectives:

SS2 release mission
Pilot proficiency

Results:

Objectives achieved.