Xaero-A

 

Xaero-A (XA-0.1-E-2)

Flight Count: 115
Campaigns Flown: 0
Status: Lost

Stats
Dimensions: 14′ x 2′
Max Demonstrated Altitude: 443.8m
Max Demonstrated Downrange: 0m
Engine: “Hatchet” 750Lbf

 

The XA-0.1-E-2 (“Xaero-A”) was a Masten E-class type B test vehicle that was in service in 2011 and 2012. Xaero-A was the first Masten vehicle to feature a composite aeroshell for improved performance at higher altitudes and velocities.  Xaero-A was lost on its 115th flight while testing out new technologies to higher altitudes and commands.

 

 

 

Xaero-A’s Highest Free Flight: