September 27, 2016 6:01 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of XCOR Aerospace, Inc.

Company Overview

XCOR Aerospace, Inc., a spacecraft and rocket engineering company, develops and manufactures spacecraft and rocket engines for government and commercial customers. It provides passenger and payload flights; Lynx spacecraft, an FAA AST-licensed suborbital reusable launch vehicle for applications in planetary science, earth observation, microgravity, atmospheric science, medical/biotech, and other fields; rocket-propelled spacecraft and aircraft, rocket propulsion systems, and propulsion components. The company also sells private space flights to individuals, preparatory trainings and space-related experiences, and multi-flight packages to promotional clients. Its space-focused training progra...

1325 Sabovich Street

Mojave, CA 93501

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for XCOR Aerospace, Inc.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Co-Founder, Founding Partner and Director
Co-Founder, Chief Technician and Office Manager
Co-Founder, Chief Engineer, Vice President and Director
Co-Founder and Chief Test Engineer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. Key Developments

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. Appoints John H. (Jay) Gibson II as Chief Executive Officer and President

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced that executive John H. (Jay) Gibson II has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company. Mr. Gibson succeeds Jeff Greason, who is transitioning to Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Greason will dedicate his time to Lynx development, XCOR's orbital system and other crucial projects. Most recently, Mr. Gibson served as Senior Vice President, Global Mission Support for Beechcraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas. Additionally at Beechcraft he served as Vice President of the Special Missions Group and Vice President/CFO of the Defense unit.

XCOR Aerospace Presents New Platforms for Suborbital Science at AGU

XCOR Aerospace® presents new instruments for solar observation and atmospheric phenomena measurement, alongside its full scale Lynx® spacecraft, December 15- 19 at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Both instruments the Southwest Research Institute's (SwRI) Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) and KickSat's sprite, will demonstrate future platforms for commercial suborbital science.

XCOR Aerospace Completes Latest Test Series for the Liquid Hydrogen Engine it is Developing for United Launch Alliance

XCOR Aerospace announced that it has completed the latest test series for the liquid hydrogen engine it is developing for United Launch Alliance (ULA). This is an important milestone in the long-running LH2 (liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen) program. It is also a step toward running the engine in a fully closed cycle mode. In its most recent milestone, XCOR successfully performed hot fire testing of the XR-5H25 engine’s regeneratively cooled thrust chamber, with both liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants supplied in pump-fed mode, using XCOR's proprietary piston pump technology. Upcoming test series will fully integrate the nozzle with the engine and piston pumps. Fully closed cycle testing will follow soon afterwards and will complete the sub-scale demonstration engine program. The XR-5H25 engines are being developed under contract to ULA as potential successors to the Delta and Atlas series upper stage engines currently used. These engines will also help power orbital launches.

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