XCOR Aerospace plans to conduct a full-scale, extended-duration, hot-fire test of its piston pump-powered rocket engine as it moves closer to flight tests of the two-seat suborbital Lynx vehicle at Mojave, Calif. In preparation for the long-duration test, XCOR is installing a flight-sized liquid oxygen tank in the Lynx fuselage. The propulsion system was mounted to the flight-weight airframe and recently tested for 67 sec., marking the first firing of a full-piston, pump-powered rocket ...
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