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XCOR/ULA Partnership Continues With Air Force Upper Stage Development Contract

XCOR/ULA Partnership Continues With Air Force Upper Stage Development Contract

XCOR Press Release US AIR FORCE AWARDS ULA AND XCOR CONTRACT FOR UPPER STAGE PROPULSION Midland TX, March 9, 2016, United Launch Alliance (ULA), the nation’s premier launch services provider, has awarded XCOR Aerospace with a new contract through the United States Air Force to develop an upper stage propulsion system for Vulcan, ULA’s next-generation […]

XCOR Announces Engine Development Milestone

XCOR Announces Engine Development Milestone

XCOR Press Release December 14, Mojave, California – XCOR Director of Engineering and acting CTO Michael Valant announced today that his team has reached an important milestone in the development of the reusable 5K18 Lynx main propulsion rocket engine. His engineers were able to ‘close the loop’ of the thermodynamic system under test conditions, a […]

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Chinese VC Firm Invests $5M in XCOR

Chinese VC Firm Invests $5M in XCOR

Lynx Mark I Under Construction / Image Credit XCOR Aerospace Forbes reports that the Chinese venture capital firm Haiyin Capital has made a $5 million dollar investment in XCOR Aerospace. The investment is noteworthy for a number of reasons, and may be pointing the way to a brighter future for NewSpace firms looking for additional […]

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XCOR Lynx Space Plane Continues to Take Shape

XCOR Lynx Space Plane Continues to Take Shape

Image Credit XCOR Aerospace Press Release XCOR: One Step Closer to Full Assembly Mojave, CA, May 08, 2015 – XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that it has bonded the XCOR Lynx Mark I strakes to the Lynx spacecraft fuselage. Lynx Mark I is currently being assembled at XCOR’s Hangar 61 in Mojave, California. Integrating the […]

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XCOR / ULA Upper Stage Engine Passes New Milestone

XCOR / ULA Upper Stage Engine Passes New Milestone

Hydrogen Piston Pump: Image Credit XCOR Aerospace XCOR has announced a new milestone in its upper stage engine program being supported by United Launch Alliance. The complete press release is below.  From a big picture standpoint, ULA appears to be in an interesting state of transition, with stories coming out in a bad cop/good cop […]

The Show Goes On: XCOR and Fandango Team Up for Interstellar Promotion

The Show Goes On: XCOR and Fandango Team Up for Interstellar Promotion

Image Credit: Interstellar In what has at times appeared to be a headlong rush to write off the future of space tourism as a response to the Virgin Galactic accident, a surprising (or perhaps not so) number of media sources have completely overlooked the fact that there are two other U.S. based companies, XCOR Aerospace […]

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XCOR’s Path to Space

XCOR’s Path to Space

Coming together. Image Credit: XCOR Aerospace Coming on the heels of the 10th anniversary lamentation/celebration of SpaceShipOne’s winning the Ansari XPRIZE, an event which saw more than a little criticism aimed at Virgin Galactic for its frequent delays with SpaceShipTwo, the other company racing to introduce a commercial suborbital spaceplane, XCOR, announced major progress in […]

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XCOR Holds “Wall Breaking” Ceremony in Midland, Texas

XCOR Holds “Wall Breaking” Ceremony in Midland, Texas

XCOR held a “wall breaking” ceremony in Midland, Texas to commemorate the start of renovations to the hanger which will house the Lynx spaceplane. The complete press release is below. As an aside, is an actual race shaping up between XCOR and Virgin Galactic? Begin XCOR Press Release XCOR Breaking Down Walls with Midland – […]

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XCOR Receives Capital Investment

XCOR Receives Capital Investment

Following the delivery of its first flight capable, pressurized cockpit earlier this year, XCOR continues to make steady progress in assembling its two seat Lynx sub-orbital space plane. With fellow intended space tourism provider Virgin Galactic announcing a switch in fuels for the hybrid rocket motor powering SpaceShipTwo, a change which may further delay its […]

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XCOR Receives Lynx Cockpit, Begins Integrating First Operational Vehicle

XCOR Receives Lynx Cockpit, Begins Integrating First Operational Vehicle

Although Virgin Galactic has a tendency to draw the headlines, no doubt in part due to its very high profile founder, XCOR Aerospace is pressing equally hard to get its Lynx space plane into commercial service. The company announced a major step forward today with the delivery of the pressurized cockpit for its Lynx Mark […]

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