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Masten Xaero vehicle lost in fiery explosion

Yesterday during flight testing of Xaero vehicle at higher altitudes the craft started to oscillate during landing final approach and crashed to the ground in a fiery explosion. official word from Masten: “Today, Masten Space Systems conducted a flight test of Xaero … Continue reading

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Latest Masten Xombie Mars EDL flight

Great multi-camera view of the latest Masten Xombie EDL test flight. This time the flight takeoff and landing sites were 750 meters apart and the flight apogee of 476 meters. “Less than a week after the successful completion of the … Continue reading

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Masten’s Xaero 444m Free Flight

The evolution of Masten’s Xaero is turning it into a really cool looking rocket. This is a nice video with several great angles and a nice view out the window. “Masten’s Xaero returns to the skies to complete a flight … Continue reading

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Masten Space Systems latest Xaero Free Flight

“Upon completion of Xaero’s free flight hover earlier this month, she performed yet another successful free flight to an altitude of 61 meters on February 17th, 2012. The exterior view of the flight reveals a bobble at apogee, as well … Continue reading

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Decorations at Masten

The folks over at Masten know how to decorate for the Holidays.

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Masten Space Systems continues to innovate

Just a little over 6 months after winning the Northrop Grumman Lunar landing X-Prize Masten Space Systems continues to move forward with their VTVL vehicles. “MOJAVE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Masten Space Systems, a leader in vertical take off, … Continue reading

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Masten Space Systems completes Level 1 of Lunar Lander Challenge

This week Masten Space Systems completed Level 1 of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. They join Armadillo Aerospace (who completed Level 2) to complete a level of this X-Prize challenge. Both flights landed less than 20cm off center and … Continue reading

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