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Video of Xaero fit and function tests back in January

Early 2011 we headed down to Mojave to perform a fit and function test of our 2 payloads SFEM and ADS-B with the Masten Xaero vehicle. Flight Opportunities Payload Manager Dougal Maclise wrote a good blogpost about the successful tests. While at Masten, we also captured some handheld video which we recently edited into a ...

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Xaero tether flight test (May 12, 2011)

Masten Space Systems has been testing their Xaero vehicle:

Here is a glimpse of our tethered test sequence. With the tied down (or tied up) tests completed, this is the next step in qualifying our Xaero rocket vehicle for flight. In addition to testing the various aspects of the hardware and shaking out bugs in ...

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Successful fit & function test

Successful fit & function test

Fresh snow on the ground and surrounding hills greeted us when we arrived.


UPDATE: A video of the fit & function test is available here

Written by Dougal Maclise, Flight Opportunities Payload Manager

 The Flight Opportunities – CRuSR team passed an important milestone early January (4-5-6 January) when we completed the fit and function test of the ...

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Successful first static test firing of Masten's engine XA-0.1-E2 "Brutus"


(via RLV News)

In-air relight of Xombie rocket

Today (May 26, 2010) Masten Space Systems demonstrated an in-air relight of their VTVL reusable rocket, XA-0.1B (Xombie). This test flight was a major step towards flying payloads to suborbital altitude. The above video shows a view from a camera mounted on one of the landing legs. More background on this achievement on this ...

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