The Blog

16 Aug

Xombie 750 Meter Downrange Flight, Precision Landing

You may have noticed we’ve been flying Xombie a lot lately doing some interesting things. We just finished the third leg of a flight campaign on Xombie that expands the boundaries of what we believe to be the nation’s leading terrestrial landing testbed. We are working hard to deliver a way to test systems at

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03 Jul

Xaero: 444 for the 4th!

Happy Independence Day from Masten headquarters! It’s been a while since we released a video but trust us, we’ve been busy! In addition to multiple client projects and bending metal in the shop on yet-to-be-unveiled rocket hardware, we’ve been spending a significant amount of time on Xaero, culminating in a flight to 444 meters AGL

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21 May

Katana First Fire

Hello from Mojave! It’s time for some video of some new hardware! On Friday, we fired Masten Space Systems’ newest engine prototype, the Katana class KA5S at our test site in Mojave, CA. In this video, you’ll see a 2 second mid-throttle run on a new engine test trailer designed to test engines significantly larger than

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16 Feb

Why Precision Landing?

We’ve received a number of inquiries about precision landing and why it’s important to us – shouldn’t we be focusing on high altitude suborbital vehicles? The short version is that it addresses a major market need and provides near-term customers for us as we develop our long-term launch capability. That said, it also is an

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23 Dec

Happy Holidays from Masten!

As our team got ready to head home for the holidays yesterday, we took a minute to decorate Xaero and take a picture. From all of us at Masten to you, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and some relaxing downtime for you and yours! See you in 2012!

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12 Dec

Flight Opportunities and Payload Guide

As November has rolled into December, we’re still on the warpath testing rockets and making some good progress we’ll share with you soon. As you might be aware, Masten has received multiple contracts from the Flight Opportunities Program, which pays for flights aboard reusable suborbital vehicles for qualified research experiments. The program has an open

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04 Nov

November Skies

Hello, November skies! We’ve been quiet. Probably too quiet! It seems that’s what happens when you’re really busy… Here’s a glimpse inside what’s going on at Masten. I wanted to take half a second and pull back the curtain to show you a bit of what’s happening inside the black box that is Masten Space

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10 Aug

Masten Space Systems Wins NASA Suborbital Flight Contract

Masten Space Systems Wins NASA Suborbital Flight Contract MOJAVE, Calif., August 10, 2011 – Masten Space Systems, Inc., a leader in the emerging commercial spaceflight industry, announced today that it has been selected as a vendor for NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will allow Masten to compete for task orders to fly

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27 Jul

Masten Space Systems Announces Management Additions

MASTEN SPACE SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT ADDITIONS MOJAVE, Calif., July 27, 2011 – Masten Space Systems, Inc., a leader in the emerging commercial spaceflight industry, announced today the expansion of its management team through several key appointments. Founder David Masten, has been named chairman and chief technology officer. Joel Scotkin will be the new chief executive

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19 May

Masten Signs Contract With Space Florida For Demonstration Launches

MASTEN SPACE SYSTEMS SIGNS CONTRACT WITH SPACE FLORIDA FOR DEMONSTRATION LAUNCHES Masten to Perform Launches from LC-36 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 19, 2011) – Masten Space Systems and Space Florida announced today the signing of a $400,000 contract under which Masten will perform a series of demonstration flights of a Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL)

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