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2012-05-16 02:20:21

MOJAVE, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace today announced the grand prize winner of a trip aboard the Lynx Mark I suborbital launch vehicle. XCOR Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson made the announcement at the Spacecraft Technology Expo (STE) in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/LA08278) "About two months ago, we were at an event called the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, where together with the Southwest Research...

2012-05-03 18:20:07

MOJAVE, CA, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR's innovative piston pump technology took a ride from Roswell, NM to Mojave, CA in April 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120503/LA01039) "We debated how best to put many hours of wear time on the critical bearing components of our rocket propellant piston pump, that are subject to significant wear and tear," said Dan DeLong, XCOR Chief Engineer. "This particular motorcycle, the Triumph Street Triple, develops about the same...

2012-03-26 23:02:58

Users of Rocket Matter can now let Chrometa capture and categorize their automatically for them — without using notes or timers — and then automatically port these time entries into Rocket Matter. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Chrometa LLC, creator of automatic time tracking software, today announced the compatibility of its flagship Chrometa time tracking software with leading cloud-based legal practice management software Rocket Matter®. Users of Rocket Matter can...

2012-03-15 07:41:33

A sub-scale solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System, or SLS, booster design successfully was tested today by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The 20-second firing tested new insulation materials on the 24-inch-diameter, 109-inch-long motor. The motor is a scaled down, low-cost replica of the solid rocket motors that will boost SLS off the launch pad. Marshall is leading the design and development of the SLS on behalf of the...

2012-03-14 14:24:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sub-scale solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System, or SLS, booster design successfully was tested today by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The 20-second firing tested new insulation materials on the 24-inch-diameter, 109-inch-long motor. The motor is a scaled down, low-cost replica of the solid rocket motors that will boost SLS off the launch pad. (Logo:...

2012-02-27 15:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that it recently closed a $5 million round of equity funding. The round, combined with cash on hand plus anticipated and existing contracts, should fund the company through production of its Lynx Mark I Suborbital vehicle. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120227/LA60426) The financing included participation of new and previous investors. Among them are Esther Dyson,...

2012-02-27 03:13:00

MOJAVE, Calif., and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) 2012 in Palo Alto, California, XCOR Aerospace announced that EMXYS of Spain, Texas A&M's Space Engineering Research Center, and the Planetary Science Institute have joined XCOR's payload processing sales channel for the Lynx suborbital vehicle. The new members of the XCOR team will provide services to the research, scientific, educational, engineering, and...

2012-01-30 10:36:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announce the final week to register and become eligible to win a suborbital research flight on XCOR's Lynx I vehicle at the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2012) in Palo Alto, CA on February 27-29. The deadline for early conference registration and for entering the drawing is the 10th of February at nsrc.swri.org. (Photo:...

2011-11-15 16:59:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first of its kind prize for the reusable suborbital research community, XCOR Aerospace and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announced today that a research flight will be awarded to one lucky paid registrant at the NSRC-2012 Conference (nsrc.swri.org) to be held 27-29 February 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort in Palo Alto, California. "This is a great day for the researcher, educator or the...

2011-10-31 08:08:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and the United States Air Force successfully tested ATK's newly developed Large Class (92-inch diameter) Stage III solid rocket motor at the Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tennessee. The Stage III motor is designed to ignite at altitudes in excess of 85,000 feet. In order to accurately test the motor's performance the static fire was conducted at AEDC using a vacuum chamber specially designed to...