Generation Orbit Completes Hot Fire Test of GO1 Hypersonic Testbed Prototype at Cecil Spaceport


ATLANTA (GO PR)  — Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO) has completed an initial integrated engine firing of a full-scale, functional prototype of the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight test booster. Under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division (AFRL/RQH), GO is developing GO1 to be an affordable and flexible hypersonic testbed to flight test a wide range of hypersonic vehicle technologies.

The test was the first of its kind to be conducted at Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville, FL. This is also GO’s first test campaign to include Ursa Major Technologies’ “Hadley” liquid rocket engine. The 5,000 lbf-class oxygen-rich staged combustion engine performed as expected through the tests.

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Generation Orbit Signs Space Act Agreement With NASA Armstrong

Flight Experiments Testbed (Credit: Generation Orbit)
Flight Experiments Testbed (Credit: Generation Orbit)

ATLANTA — Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO) is pleased to announce the signing of a Space Act Agreement with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) to collaboratively pursue the flight test and envelope clearance for the GOLauncher 1 air launched rocket vehicle.

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Generation Orbit Awarded USAF SBIR Phase II Contract

Captive carry flight (Credit: Generation Orbit)
Captive carry flight (Credit: Generation Orbit)

ATLANTA (GO PR) — Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO) has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ) for continued development of the GOLauncher 1, a single-stage air launched liquid rocket vehicle designed to fly suppressed trajectories for hypersonic flight research applications.

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Generation Orbit Welcomes Max Vozoff as Senior Business Strategist

go2-climbAtlanta, GA, 1 July 2013 (GO PR) — Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO) is pleased to welcome Mr. Max Vozoff to the GO team as Senior Business Strategist. In this capacity, Mr. Vozoff will aid in the organization of business development, technical innovation, and risk management strategies. As GO moves forward with development of its GOLauncher 1 and GOLauncher 2 launch vehicles for small payloads, expansion of strategic relationships across the industry value chain will be key in guiding the organization’s success.

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