A small American aerospace company, founded in 1999 and based in Mojave,
California, which specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing
rocket engines and rocket planes. XCOR
Aerospace makes the EZ Rocket, a modified
Long-EZ homebuilt aircraft. This is primarily a technology demonstrator
intended to be used in the development of a larger, suborbital vehicle.
The EZ Rocket will form the basis for the first generation of X-Racers,
which will compete in the Rocket
XCOR also supplies a variety of small, liquid-propellant
rocket engines. Under a contract from NASA, it is developing a small
methane rocket engine.
In March 2008, XCOR announced plans to launch its two-seat Lynx suborbital
vehicle within two years. The spacecraft, roughly the size of a small private
airplane, will first take off in 2010 and will be capable of flying several
times each day.
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