Press Release

Science takes off as XCOR Lynx lands at American Geophysical Union’s 2014 Fall Meeting

By SpaceRef Editor
November 24, 2014
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XCOR Aerospace will be at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual meeting – and taking its full scale Lynx® spacecraft model along for the ride. The model will be on display December 15-19 at the AGU Exhibit Hall in San Francisco.

XCOR’s Director of Payload Sales and Operations Khaki Rodway will be on site to present an overview of space-based research the AGU community will be conducting on Lynx. The session is titled Next Generation Instrumentation in Solar and Space Physics: Critical Measurements from Low-Cost Missions/Platforms.

AGU Fall Meeting attendees are invited to explore and sit inside the model Lynx cockpit, examine payload experiments, and discover for themselves the research potential of Lynx.

“Lynx is revolutionizing space-based research and making space easily accessible to the AGU community via its ‘Your Mission. Our Ship.’ program for customized scientific and education payload flights,” says Rodway. “The spacecraft will offer high frequency flights entirely dedicated to the researcher’s mission.”

“This low-cost platform provides the ability to design and conduct repeatable, high resolution experiments. Scientists will be able to gather in-situ measurements at multiple points in the atmosphere, conduct solar and space physics research, or direct a human-tended telescope at planetary objects for above-atmosphere astronomy.”

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest gathering of the world’s earth and space scientists with approximately 24,000 attendees. XCOR’s team will be at booth #2723 in the AGU Exhibit Hall from Monday, December 15 through Friday, December 19. There will be a daily drawing for a 1:24 scale model of the Lynx as well as exclusive XCOR-AGU 2014 Fall Meeting commemorative pins.

Rodway’s session on space-based research will take place 11:50am, December 19 at 2011 Moscone West.

About XCOR Aerospace:  XCOR Aerospace® builds safe, reliable and reusable rocket-powered vehicles, propulsion systems, advanced non-flammable composites and rocket piston pumps. XCOR works with aerospace prime contractors and government customers on major propulsion systems, while also building Lynx®.  Lynx is a piloted, two-seat, fully reusable liquid rocket-powered vehicle that takes-off and lands horizontally. The Lynx-family of vehicles serves three primary missions depending on their specific type including: research & scientific missions, private spaceflight, and micro satellite launch (only on the Lynx Mark III). Lynx production models (designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust, multi-mission (research / scientific or private spaceflight) commercial vehicles capable of flying to 100+ km in altitude up to four times per day. Lynx vehicles are available to customers in the free world on a wet lease basis to start their own manned space flight program. (

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