Designers focus on suborbital Lynx airframe, after wind tunnel tests verify stability margin
XCOR Aerospace is finalizing the structure of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft following the completion of primary supersonic wind tunnel tests that confirmed design changes to increase stability. “We had a huge amount of uncertainty going into the tunnel, but after we saw the first data come out, we looked at each other and said, ‘we have a flyable configuration,’” says XCOR CEO Jeff Greason. “We are now in the ball park, and that’s a good thing.” The tests were conducted in the trisonic ...
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