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2013-03-28 08:21:43

Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Being Developed at Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new payload carrier promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads. The Lynx Cub Payload Carrier was announced today by the United States Rocket Academy. The Lynx Cub Carrier will fly on the XCOR Lynx space plane, now under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port, and carry up to 12 experiments on each...

Suborbital Spaceflight Company Announces Plan To Move Flight Center To Kennedy Space Center
2012-08-24 11:21:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Suborbital commercial spaceflight company XCOR Aerospace will be setting up shop far from its founding grounds of Mojave, California. According to officials, the next-generation spaceflight firm will be heading to Florida where it will build its vehicles and launch tourists, researchers and payloads from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). XCOR, which is developing the two-seat Lynx Mark II reusable launch vehicle, is planning on...

2012-07-09 10:20:30

MIDLAND, Texas, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and XCOR Aerospace jointly announced today the establishment of XCOR's new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters that will be created over the next eighteen (18) months. XCOR manufactures reusable rocket engines for major aerospace prime contractors and is the designer, manufacturer and operator of the Lynx, a winged fully reusable, high performance suborbital space...

2012-06-07 10:20:20

MOJAVE, Calif. and NEW YORK, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, "Space Program: Mars" as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) as the new General Sales Agent (GSA) for the XCOR owned Lynx Suborbital vehicle flying from the Mojave Air and Spaceport. SXC was previously announced as the first wet lease customer for a Lynx production vehicle with planned flights from Curacao. The GSA places the responsibility with SXC for...

2012-05-24 02:21:14

MOJAVE, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR announced today that it has achieved a key technical milestone with its flight weight rocket piston pump hardware. XCOR engineers have successfully and repeatedly pumped liquid oxygen (LOX) at flow rates required to supply the Lynx suborbital vehicle main engines. Combined with earlier demonstrated kerosene pumps and fully characterized engines, XCOR is now poised for main propulsion integration into the Lynx flight weight fuselage. (Photo:...

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...

2012-02-27 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...

2011-08-12 16:18:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has selected XCOR Aerospace to provide suborbital flight and payload integration services for research and scientific missions in a program that will offer up to $10 million dollars in contracts to match payload customers with flight vehicle services. The awards were announced by NASA's Flight Opportunities Program, a part of NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC that is managed at Dryden Flight...

2011-03-15 13:22:00

BOSTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its Grand Launch, TripAlertz, a private, members-only travel site that uses the power of collective buying to deliver guaranteed best prices, is offering the chance to win a "Free Epic Journey into Space!" You can lift-off with Colonel Rick Searfoss (retired), who is one of only seven astronauts with more than 50 flights in rocket-powered vehicles. Entry into this "out of this world" promotion is free. The winner can assign the trip,...