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Entry, Descent, and Landing Tests
Masten has tested and iterated entry, descent, and landing technologies aboard our rocket-powered vehicles for dozens of customers. We’ve tested precision landing avionics, terrain relative navigation, hazard avoidance, guidance algorithms, and everything in between. Our flight tests can dramatically improve landing accuracy and bring the solar system’s most scientifically interesting areas, risky terrain, and even human bases, within reach.
“Our flight on the Masten Xodiac rocket gave our young startup a kickstart. Working with Masten and their Xodiac rocket allowed us to obtain measurements from our instrument critical for anchoring our performance models. Overall the Masten flight was a big success for Psionic, and we look forward to further test flights on Xodiac.”
– Steve Sandford, Founder & CTO, Psionic
Suborbital Payload Testing
“[This testing] helped in a realistic environment on an actual lander doing vertical takeoff and vertical landing, which is what we’ll see for our Martian Moons eXploration mission.”
– Kris Zacny, VP of Exploration Technology at Honeybee Robotics
Plume Surface Interaction Testing
“The tests went smoothly with four successful flights. We could measure how much dust is in the clouds… and we are now doing the post-test data processing on the videos to extract information about the dust and dynamics, proving the quality of data that can be collected during a lunar landing.”
– Phil Metzger, Researcher at University of Central Florida
Static Engine Testing
We also offer test stands for static engine testing and characterization. Masten currently operates multiple engine stands that are available for testing, including two 7,000 lbf rated stands (one for LOX and IPA/Methane and one for green hypergolic bi-propellant testing) as well as a 25,000 lbf rated LOX/Methane stand.