More on the XCOR Deal in South Korea

The Lynx wind tunnel model is tested with red dye at the Air Force Research Laboratory, located on Wright-Patterson AFB.
The Lynx wind tunnel model is tested with red dye at the Air Force Research Laboratory, located on Wright-Patterson AFB.

Charles Lurio of The Lurio Report (www.thelurioreport.com) has some additional information about the XCOR deal that was announced today:

  • XCOR personnel would conduct any and all operations, maintenance and physical security for the vehicle;
  • “Mark I” Lynx is only a _prototype, testbed_ vehicle, and that only one will be built;
  • Construction of the Mark I, with initial flights in early 2011;
  • Depending on those flights, the Mark II, “tail number 1,” would fly 9-18 months later;
  • Construction of Mark II, “tail number 2,” the first production model, 3-9 months after that.

The “tail number 2” vehicle would be the one flown out of South Korea.