XCOR Aerospace said Aug. 28 it has picked AdamWorks of Centennial, Colo., to manufacture a carbon fiber cockpit for XCOR’s Lynx Mark I reusable launch vehicle.
The Lynx Mark 1 is being designed to seat an astronaut pilot and a spaceflight participant, or an astronaut pilot and large scientific payload. The production model of the vehicle, dubbed Lynx Mark 2, is being designed to fly to space up to four times per day with a similar payload and significantly improved performance, XCOR said in a press release.
XCOR has signed a wet lease agreement for Lynx Mark 2 operations in the island nation of Curacao and plans to conduct XCOR-led operations at two U.S. sites — Mojave, Calif., and the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, pending final NASA approval, the company said.
XCOR said AdamWorks was chosen to build the Lynx Mark 1 cockpit through a competitive selection process. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.