Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Walkthrough by pprincess No part of this guide can be used without permission of this author. The goal of this walkthrough is to provide the player with easy methods to successfully complete White Knight II. It is "spoiler-free"in that the story elements are not discussed in advance. Boss names are listed only when encountered for the purposes of gameplay. There are many different jobs you can play, and many opinions on which are best.
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It was developed by Scaled Composites from to as the first stage of Tier 1b , a two-stage to suborbital-space crewed launch system. With an " open architecture " [ citation needed ] design and explicit plans for multi-purpose use, the aircraft could also operate as a zero-g aircraft for passenger training or microgravity science flights, handle missions in high-altitude testing more generally, or be used to launch payloads other than SpaceShipTwo. In November , The Spaceship Company had announced that it planned to build at least three additional White Knight Two aircraft and an additional five SpaceShipTwo rocket planes, the aircraft to be built by Virgin after the initial prototypes of each craft are built by Scaled Composites. During —, Virgin Galactic was also considering use of the WhiteKnightTwo as the air-launch platform for a new two-stage liquid-fueled rocket small satellite launcher called LauncherOne.
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. An early morning test flight saw the VSS Unity, a spacecraft that looks like a small corporate jet, flown 15 kilometers into the air above Mojave, California by its carrier aircraft, the White Knight II. Dropped from the belly of the airplane, the spacecraft fired its rocket motor for thirty seconds and soared 25 kilometers into the sky, breaking the sound barrier but not reaching space.
SpaceShipTwo is carried to its launch altitude by a Scaled Composites White Knight Two , before being released to fly on into the upper atmosphere powered by its rocket engine. It then glides back to Earth and performs a conventional runway landing. The Spaceship Company licenses this technology from Mojave Aerospace Ventures , a joint venture of Paul Allen and Burt Rutan , the designer of the predecessor technology.