Lynx may be small and simple, but challenges lie ahead for XCOR’s space tourism gambit
XCOR Aerospace is facing key technical challenges particularly in propulsion and flight control as it seeks to develop the Lynx, a two-seat, suborbital space tourism vehicle aimed at making up to four flights per day. “We picked a suite of good problems,” says Jeff Greason, chief executive of the Mojave, Calif.-based company. Topping the list are higher-power, liquid propellant rockets designed for reliable, low-maintenance operations, and a reaction control system (RCS) for ...
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