XCOR Follow the Build Looks at Subsonic Wind Tunnel Testing

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Engineer Mark Street assembles a sub-sonic wind tunnel model Lynx, which was used at the U.S. Air Force test facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. (Credit: XCOR)

Engineer Mark Street assembles a sub-sonic wind tunnel model Lynx, which was used at the U.S. Air Force test facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. (Credit: XCOR)

Today’s Follow the Build update on XCOR’s blog looks at subsonic wind tunnel testing for the suborbital Lynx space plane.

XCOR’s Derek Nye and Ray Fitting prepare the Lynx truss for a test day. (Credit: XCOR)

XCOR’s Derek Nye and Ray Fitting prepare the Lynx truss for a test day. (Credit: XCOR)

The company has been posting updates and in-depth about the Lynx every day for the past several weeks. Other posts have looked at the vehicle’s engine, landing gearing and “built a little, test a little approach” to development.

  • Carolynne Campbell

    How refreshing to see such openness and honesty. Xcor is setting a great example to others.