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2011-09-19 06:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif., and CURACAO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Expedition Curacao (SXC) and XCOR Aerospace, Inc. jointly announced today the completion of a multi-million dollar transaction that secures the wet lease of production Lynx tail number two for operation on the Caribbean island of Curacao, pending export licensing action. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110812/LA51851) "Since we signed the initial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in October of 2010, XCOR and...

2011-09-08 15:25:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) today conducted a third successful ground test of the next-generation solid rocket motor. The successful test, known as Development Motor (DM-3), is an important milestone in further validating the rocket's potential use in heavy lift and commercial launch vehicles. Initial test data indicate the motor performed as designed, producing approximately 3.6 million pounds of thrust, or 22 million horsepower, and burning for just...

2011-03-22 05:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., and MOJAVE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) and XCOR Aerospace announced today their successful hot-fire demonstrations of a lighter-weight, lower-cost approach to liquid-fueled rocket-engine vacuum nozzles. The new nozzle technology, which uses aluminum alloys and innovative manufacturing techniques, is projected to be less costly and save hundreds of pounds of mass compared to nozzles in use today in typical large upper-stage rocket...

2011-02-28 05:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the commencement of the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) being held in Orlando, Florida, XCOR Aerospace announced its initial team of suborbital payload integration specialists who will begin taking orders and facilitating experiment development and integration for commercial, educational and government suborbital research missions aboard XCOR's Lynx reusable suborbital launch vehicle. Capable of up to four flights...

2011-02-24 06:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first for the reusable suborbital launch vehicle industry, XCOR Aerospace announced today that the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), a commercial entity, has purchased six suborbital flights to carry SwRI experiments as pathfinder missions for other SwRI suborbital clients. This is the first such contract SwRI has issued, and XCOR is proud to be chosen for this opportunity. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110224/LA53954)...

2011-01-26 13:50:00

'BroadbandTV named to prestigious 'Ready to Rocket' list known for identifying companies with outstanding achievements in sales, profits and growth VANCOUVER/>, Jan. 26/> /PRNewswire/ - Broadbandtv Corp., a market leader in monetizing online video, has been recognized as one of the top twenty-five private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on growth in the information technology sector. The annual list recognizes the hottest BC companies who have created innovative...

2011-01-17 00:00:42

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2010-11-29 11:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle engineers successfully demonstrated Wyle's new liquid fuel rocket engine test system, a major component of the state-of-the-art rocket engine and fluids test facility at San Bernardino. The test firing, featuring a U.S. Air Force-supplied thrust chamber assembly for a multiple-start rocket engine which uses self-igniting hypergolic fuels for ignition, required sophisticated controls and redundant safety systems. The automated test...

2010-11-17 17:40:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced to the Netherlands press that they were embarking upon a new relationship with Space Experience Curacao (SXC). KLM will be supporting future suborbital flights through purchases, inclusion in their frequent flyer program, inclusion in future KLM vacation packages to Curacao, and other yet-to-be-named support. The flights will be made on the XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft. (Photo:...

2010-10-05 00:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and CURACAO, Netherlands Antilles, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Experience Curacao (SXC) and XCOR Aerospace, Inc. jointly announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the wet lease of a production version of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft, pending United States government approvals to station the vehicle on the island of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. With a planned start date in January 2014, SXC will market, and XCOR will operate,...