XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, California reports they are making progress on their Lynx suborbital craft.

The Lynx is a two-seat, piloted space transport vehicle that will take humans and payloads on a half-hour suborbital flight to 100 km (330,000 feet) and then return safely to a landing at the takeoff runway.

XCOR is busy at work on the vessel and has integrated the cockpit to the fuselage on the Lynx spacecraft. With the fuselage, pressure cabin and other segments, XCOR is bonding these structures together and integrating sub-assemblies, such as the landing gear, at its hangar in Mojave.

The Lynx rocket propulsion system continues to be tested on a first generation fuselage used to perform cold-flow and hot fire tests with XCOR’s proprietary rocket propellant piston pump technology.

Credit: XCOR Aerospace

Credit: XCOR Aerospace

In a press statement, XCOR said that they preparing for the final stretch leading up to test flights.

XCOR Aerospace is based in Mojave, California. It is currently creating a research and development center in Midland, Texas, and will be establishing an operational and manufacturing site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the assistance of Space Florida.

The Lynx family of vehicles serves three primary missions: research and scientific missions and private spaceflight in the Lynx Mark I and Lynx Mark II, and micro satellite launch on the Lynx Mark III.

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