PICTURE: Xcor’s Lynx suborbital spaceship’s 5K18 rocket engine fired

by | Dec 17, 2008 | Seradata News | 0 comments

xcor 5k18.jpg

credit: Xcor Aerospace 

Four of these 5K18 engines will power Xcor Aerospace’s Lynx suborbital spaceship. Detail about Lynx’s development can be read here  

The company’s 5K18 engine test press release says:

The new engine, designated the 5K18, produces [up to 2900lb (12.9kN)] thrust by burning a mixture of liquid oxygen and kerosene.  The engine was fired Monday, December 15th, 2008 at XCOR’s rocket test facility located at the Mojave Air and Space Port.  The first test of the engine was performed using pressure-fed propellants whereas the final version of the engine will be fed using XCOR’s proprietary cryogenic piston pump for liquid oxygen and a similar piston pump for kerosene.

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

XCOR goes under

With assets of less than US$10 million and liabilities of more than twice this amount, XCOR Aerospace filed for bankruptcy Read more

Will Fox news’ tea-parties get Obama and save Ares rockets?

Considering how NASA repeatedly fails to get any significant Congressional support for its programmes - president George Bush's failure to Read more

The New York Times: NASA Constellation vehicles animation

The New York Times website has an article about the challenge to NASA's Constellation programme from the change in administrations Read more

PICTURE: Click on Xcor engine image for larger version

Kindly provided by Xcor Aerospace click on this image for a gigantic version that can brighten up your desktop background

Is MIT dumbing down?

Beyond these words NASA should continue to support commercial and European development of crew and cargo alternatives, particularly for cargo Read more

Follow Xcor’s announcement via Hyperbola’s twitter

At 1000h local time in California (1800h GMT) Xcor Aerospace has its press conference about its first customer, now known Read more

Damn Daily Mail! It is Per Wimmer but I did know that, honest…

Yes, as a P. W. Mothman has said in my comments, the Xcor customer is Danish born, UK resident Per Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Xcor’s first astronaut is…

Hyperbola has learnt that the first customer for Xcor Aerospace's Lynx suborbital vehicle is not American and is in fact Read more

Cookies & Privacy

Click here to read about use of cookies on the website

Categories

Archives