April 6, 2013
Highest, Longest Flight To Date for Xombie & Genie
Masten Space Systems’ Xombie space-access technology demonstrator recently flew its highest and longest flight to date, guided by Draper Lab’s GENIE navigation and control system that is designed to replicate the speed and angle of a planetary approach. Xombie. Ascended more than 1,600 feet above ground and flew almost 1,000 feet laterally before making a pin-point vertical landing on another pad.
credit: NASA Dryden