Scaled Composites LLC

Aerospace research and development; composites research and development.

Hangar 78, 1624 Flight Line Rd.
Mojave, CA 93501-1663 US


As Seen In CompositesWorld

Stratolaunch during low-speed taxi tests.

Stratolaunch completes low-speed taxi test
On January 6 and 7, the Scaled Composites LLC (Mojave, CA, US) test team successfully executed a low speed taxi test of the giant Stratolaunch aircraft.

Scaled Composites experimental aircraft Model 401 first flight

Scaled Composites flies new aircraft
Scaled Composites LLC (Mojave, CA, US) announced the rollout and first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401, on October 11.

Job opportunity: Materials and Processes Engineer
Scaled Composites (Mojave, Calif.) is searching for a Materials and Processes Engineer who will develop and maintain the knowledge base of the materials and processes used on Scaled projects and will have significant responsibility across multiple programs.

Google shoots the moon
Google Lunar XPRIZE contenders turn to space- and launch-friendly composites.

Supersonic flight goes commercial, again
Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Northrop Grumman makes personnel changes at Scaled Composites
Kevin Mickey, formerly president of Scaled Composites, moves to Northrop Grumman. Ben Diachun is named president of Scaled Composites; Cory Bird is named executive vice president and CTO.

NTSB: SpaceShipTwo design did not anticipate human factors
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says Scaled Composites failed to consider and protect against human error, which led to the October 2014 crash of the spacecraft.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

Scaled Composites' Kevin Mickey impresses at CAMX
The president of Scaled Composites shed some light on this aerospace specialist's past, present and future, including a sneak peak at the 385-ft wingspan Stratolaunch.

Scaled Composites celebrates its accomplishments
A decade after winning the Ansari XPrize for private spaceflight, the company continues to build on its success.

CAMX 2014: The inaugural show preview
ACMA and SAMPE come together to offer a conference and exhibition of unprecedented scale and value to manufacturers from all segments of the composites industry.

Northrop Grumman, Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic working on DARPA spaceplane
Spaceplane XS-1 will have a reusable booster, expendable upper stage, space lift for 3,000-lb class spacecraft into low-Earth orbit will be capable of horizontal landing on standard runways.


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes third powered flight
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo was launched from its carrier, WhiteKnightTwo, on Jan. 10 and rocketed to an altitude of 71,000 ft/21,641m. Commercial service is expected to start later this year.

Virgin Galactic acquires full ownership of The Spaceship Co.
The Spaceship Co. was created as a joint venture of Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic. The acquisition was planned as part of the ramp-up to launch of commercial space flights by Virgin Galactic.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completes second rocket-powered flight
Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft was carried to 46,000 ft, released, and then propelled by rocket to 69,000 ft in testing leading up to commercial launch in 2014.

ATK awarded contract by Orbital Sciences to support Stratolaunch system
the Arlington, Va. space systems builder has been asked by Orbital Sciences Corp. to provide first- and second-stage propulsion for the Air Launch Vehicle (ALV) that Orbital is designing and building for partner company Stratolaunch Systems Corp. (Huntsville Ala.)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo breaks speed of sound
SpaceShipTwo completed its first rocket-powered flight, marking the beginning of the craft's final phase of vehicle testing prior to commercial service from Spaceport America in New Mexico.

2012 Farnborough International Airshow Report
The biennial U.K. air event delivered the clear message that the aerospace industry — and aerospace composites with it — continue to soar.

Burt Rutan, Paul Allen to develop new craft for Earth orbit access
Paul Allen has founded Stratolaunch Systems, which will work with Scaled Composites, Space Exploration Technologies and Dynetics to develop an air-launch-to-orbit craft to send material and people into Earth orbit.

Product Categories of Scaled Composites LLC

Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Prototyping
Composite Structures & Components
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core