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”Aevum” A private American company, has produced the largest unmanned aircraft in the world dedicated to launching small satellites. The company called this plane “Ravn X”, and its dimensions are: length 24 meters, height 5.5 meters, wingspan 18 meters, and the maximum payload of this plane is 25 tons. It can take off and land on a 1.6 km runway, and it uses regular aviation fuel.

This aircraft is supposed to fly after take-off at a great altitude, and after that, the small satellite carrier, which flies towards the scheduled orbit, separates from it, while the drone returns to Earth.

The producers note that this aircraft can fly practically in all climatic conditions, launching a satellite every 3 hours.

The producing company signed an agreement with the US space forces to launch satellites and small space devices.