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Company Overview of XCOR Aerospace, Inc.

Company Overview

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. researches, develops, and produces reusable suborbital and orbital launch vehicles, rocket engines, and propulsion systems for aerospace prime contractors and government customers in the United States. The company offers reusable suborbital spacecraft, liquid fueled rocket engines, rocket propellant piston pumps, cryo-compatible composite solution for lightweight and fuselage-integral oxidizer tanks, and custom and modified valves, as well as EZ-Rocket and X-Racer, manned rocket powered flight vehicles. XCOR Aerospace, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Mojave, California.

1314 Flight Line

Mojave, CA 93502

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for XCOR Aerospace, Inc.

President and Principal
Co-Founder and Chief Test Engineer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. Key Developments

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.

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. Announces New Senior Appointments in Business Development Team

XCOR Aerospace announced a trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team, signaling the continued progress and confidence in the Lynx suborbital spacecraft program. Greg Claxton joins XCOR where he will lead the Retail Sales Channel, Khaki Rodway has been promoted to lead the Payloads Sales Channel, and Lisa Rigano has been hired to lead Product and Customer Experience Development. Greg Claxton joins XCOR Aerospace as Director of Retail Sales to ensure this call to action reaches as many explorers as possible across the globe. Greg will be responsible for overseeing XCOR's "Explorers Wanted." campaign and facilitating the success of the personal spaceflight sales efforts led by general sales agent Space Expedition Corporation and the growing network of high adventure and high end travel agents who are bringing the pinnacle life event of spaceflight to their customers. Greg will also be responsible globally for spaceflight promotional programs which corporations, non-profits and other entities are implementing that use the Lynx suborbital reusable spacecraft. Khaki joined XCOR in 2005 as a government program manager and technical writer. Most recently Khaki has been instrumental in the development of XCOR's "Your Mission. Khaki will also oversee XCOR's contract with NASA's Flight Opportunities Program and XCOR's commercial-focused Payload Sales Channel, which includes global payload integration specialists such as Southwest Research Institute, Spaceflight Services, Planetary Sciences Institute, Space Expedition Corporation of the Netherlands, and Cosmica Spacelines of Toulouse, France, to name a few. Lisa Rigano comes to XCOR as the Director of Product Development and Customer Experience.

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