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Space Access 12: Masten Space Systems

14 Apr 2012, 21:57 UTC
Space Access 12: Masten Space Systems
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Dave Masten Founder and CTO, Masten Aerospace Mojave, California Xearo Xaero capable of reaching 100,000 feet Next generation beyond Xoie, which won the Lunar Lander Challenge Under flight testing now 88 tether flights 2 successful free flights Installing an aeroshell on Xaero changed flight characteristics “By the time we figured out what was going on, [...]

Xombie on the pad.(Credit: Draper Lab)
Dave Masten
Founder and CTO, Masten Aerospace
Mojave, California
Xearo

Xaero capable of reaching 100,000 feet
Next generation beyond Xoie, which won the Lunar Lander Challenge
Under flight testing now
88 tether flights
2 successful free flights
Installing an aeroshell on Xaero changed flight characteristics
“By the time we figured out what was going on, we were 88 tether flights in.”
Building a second Xaero within the next few months to do high altitude flights up to 100,000
Masten has too many customers for the first Xaero, which will be used for low-altitude flights

Xeus

New project for a Centaur-based landing for moon, asteroid, Mars
Uses a non-flight Centaur and RL-10 engine donated by ULA
Put four, 3,000 lb. thrust Masten engines on the side of the Centaur and a guidance system so it can land
Will be ...

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