# Can Stratolaunch land with the rocket still attached?

Is the Stratolaunch plane able to land with the rocket still attached, if a malfunction is detected – and the plane has to return without having launched its load?

Is there a known emergency scenario for the already flying Stargazer? (Stargazer is the Lockheed L-1011 that Pegasus launches from today)

• I agree with @JörgWMittag - just because it can take off doesn't mean it can land with it. In the case of Pegasus, and I'm assuming Strato, the reason is much more powerful - I have a \$M satellite hanging from the belly. I'm not going to ditch unless it is an absolute need. – Carlos N Sep 20 '18 at 17:39