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April 1-7, 2013 / Vol 32, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA

29 Mar 2013, 20:48 UTC
April 1-7, 2013 / Vol 32, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Mojave Air and Space Port: Home of Imagination, Innovation and Experimentation
More than 60 companies, including leaders in the emerging commercial space launch industry, are currently operating at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The facility has three runways up to 38,100 meter long with six takeoff and landing directions, huge airspace clear of populated urban areas, a National Test Pilot School and designated supersonic corridors. CEO Stuart Witt expects the US$4M upgrade of Runway 4/22 to be complete by April 1, about a month ahead of schedule. Other recent improvements include a US$1.3M extension of power, water and high-speed data to test sites in the north sector of the spaceport used by Interorbital Systems, Masten Space Systems, Scaled Composites, XCOR Aerospace and Virgin Galactic. On March 27 Stratolaunch Systems opened a new 9,593-square-meter hangar that will house their Space Launch Carrier – designed to carry rockets with mid-size payloads to high altitude for efficient orbital launches it will be the World’s largest aircraft (6 x 747 engines, 589,670 kg, 116-meter wingspan). XCOR is continuing development and testing at Mojave of its piston pump-powered rocket engine and Lynx Mark 1 suborbital vehicle in preparation for a test flight as early ...

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