Mojave, Calif.-based XCOR has selected ATK’s Aerospace Structures Division for the detailed design and manufacture of the composite wings and control surfaces of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable launch vehicle, the two companies announced Nov. 14. Test flights of the winged Lynx Mark I, with the ATK subassemblies, are scheduled to begin in early 2013, XCOR spokesman Bryan Campen says. This will pave the way for rocket-powered flights to altitudes of around 200,000 ft. starting later ...
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