The Blog

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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12 Dec

Masten Wins NASA SBIR

NASA announced on Wednesday the list of companies that will negotiate final terms for a 2010 Phase I SBIR. We’re proud to announce that one of our submissions – a “Terrestrial Plume Impingement Testbed” made the cut! A while back we realized the potential of our rockets as what we then jokingly termed a “supersonic

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06 Dec

Meet Xaero

Our latest vehicle, Xaero is a restacked Xoie with a carbon fiber aeroshell and an updated all aluminum engine.

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10 Sep

Personnel Updates

Because of our success last year with the Lunar Lander Challenge, we’ve seen an increase in interest in our employees. Personnel changes were not unexpected and we take it as a great compliment that our competitors have interest in all of our team members, including technicians. We’re obviously doing something right when our folks are

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31 Aug

Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) Award!

Masten Space Systems Wins NASA Suborbital Contract MOJAVE, Calif., August 31 /PRNewswire/ — Masten Space Systems, a leader in vertical take off, vertical landing (VTVL) rocket vehicles, announced a contract today with NASA’s new Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) program. The initial contract is for four flights of test payloads on Xaero, Masten’s next-generation vehicle

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