Scale Model of XCOR’s Lynx Tested in NASA Wind Tunnel

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Mojave, Calif.-based XCOR Aerospace said Sept. 20 that it recently completed supersonic wind tunnel testing of a scale model of its planned Lynx suborbital spacecraft at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

XCOR said test results show that the shape of the two-seat, single-stage winged vehicle is capable of stable and controllable flight throughout the range of Mach numbers and angles of attack needed for the Lynx missions.

The tests follow subsonic wind tunnel tests XCOR conducted in late 2009 at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.