Cosmica Spacelines Forges Alliance for Lynx Payload Integration Services


London, England (Cosmica PR) —
Cosmica Spacelines and EMXYS announced today the signature of an alliance to jointly market and provide payload integration services on XCOR’s Lynx spaceplane. This alliance consolidates the team formed by the two companies as the leading supplier of commercial suborbital flight services for experimental payloads in the European market. Both companies are Authorized Payload Integrators for XCOR’s Lynx, a fully reusable, liquid rocket powered suborbital vehicle expected to make its first flight in early 2013 with commercial flights available after successful completion of a comprehensive flight test program.

“This alliance provides a dramatic step for both companies, and the New Space industry in Europe, since it establishes an unbeatable team with full-fledged technical and commercial capabilities to target an international market ready to take advantage of the new flight opportunities arising from XCOR’s Lynx spaceplane.” states, Dr. José Antonio Carrasco, CEO of EMXYS.

Cosmica and EMXYS released a full color brochure detailing the full range of payload integration services on offer. These include astronomy, zero-g science, aerospace testing, earth observation, atmospheric physics and nanosat launch. The Lynx offers a multi-mission platform to accommodate diverse suborbital applications with aircraft-like operations, including up to four flights per day and two-hour turnaround between flights.

“We are honored to make the announcement of our alliance today at such a prestigious establishment as the Royal Aeronautical Society during their 3rd European Space Tourism Conference: Open for Business.” announced Garrett Smith, founder & president of Cosmica Spacelines. XCOR Aerospace is a lead sponsor of the conference.

EMXYS and Cosmica provide complete payload integration services including technical and administrative support. The technical services include payload qualification, engineering & manufacture, data & telemetry services, astronaut operators and flight engineer training. The alliance is ready to provide the following administrative services: flight bookings, project management, design & safety reviews, flight insurance and export/import paperwork.

Leszek Farber, founder & CEO of Cosmica states, “Repeat access to microgravity, upper atmosphere and space environments will give researchers rapid feedback to design and iterate their experiments providing breakthrough science. This is a game changer for European scientific research and technology development.” In addition to institutional and corporate research opportunities, Cosmica and EMXYS offer payload integration services for student missions and educators through educational outreach programs designed to inspire future generations of space professionals to achieve their full potential.

Cosmica Spacelines:
Cosmica Spacelines is building a future of unique experiences, changed perspectives and boundless potential through repeat access to space onboard XCOR’s Lynx spaceplane. The Cosmica Elite Private Spaceflight Club offers passionate individuals exclusive memberships with lifetime privileges to experience the excitement of flying to space, time and again. For technology development and fundamental science, Cosmica provides complete payload integration support so that the space industry’s leading professionals can unleash their creativity and truly focus on innovation. Let Cosmica give wings to your inspiration. Complete details are available at www.cosmicaspacelines.com.

EMXYS:
EMXYS (Embedded Instruments and Systems S.L.) is a Spanish aerospace firm specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of space-borne electronics for instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems. EMXYS has extensive experience designing space grade hardware for European Space Agency and prime companies. EMXYS is an AS-9100 and ISO-9001 qualified company. www.emxys.com

XCOR Aerospace:
XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, California is in the business of developing and producing safe, reliable and reusable rocket powered vehicles, propulsion systems, advanced non-flammable composites and other enabling technologies. XCOR is working with aerospace prime contractors and government customers on major propulsion systems, and concurrently building the Lynx, a piloted, two-seat, fully reusable, liquid rocket powered suborbital vehicle that takes off and lands horizontally and serves research & scientific missions and private spaceflight. The Lynx production models (designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust, multi-mission commercial vehicles capable of flying to 100+ km in altitude up to four times per day and are being offered on a wet lease basis. www.xcor.com