XCOR SPACE EXPEDITIONS SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT WITH ESA-ESTEC, THE ROYAL DUTCH AIRFORCE AND TU DELFT

Noordwijk - Today the Dutch Aviation Group (DAG) hosts their yearly spring gathering at Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. This edition is devoted to the organization’s 15th year anniversary.

Prominent representatives from the aviation and aerospace industry as well as politicians will be attending.  The Commander of the Royal Dutch Air Force, the Director of Air-Traffic Control and the chairperson of DAG will host speeches following an air-show over the beaches of Noordwijk.

XCOR Space Expeditions, ESA-ESTEC, The Royal Dutch Air Force, and The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology will all sign a letter of Intent following the address. Together, all parties are preparing a project that aims to develop, research, test, and demonstrate a new space mission concept.

Lynx, (XCOR’s spacecraft) is a new, revolutionary type of spacecraft that can access space in a safe, quick and cost-efficient way, multiple times a day. The Lynx takes away the traditional launch bottleneck and enables all parties involved to test new technologies such as bringing up instruments and nano-satellites into lower orbit. The useful knowledge acquired from this project will contribute to research, aerospace development and education. This new space travel development is proven to be strikingly more cost and time efficient than traditional aerospace missions and launches.

 

 

XCOR expects completion of the Lynx Mark I spacecraft by the end of this year, after which Lynx will be in test flight status. 

The Dutch Aviation Group is a networking organization that uses gatherings to connect the Dutch aviation and aerospace industries.

Press can contact Miss Angelique Hutten of DAG
a.hutten@dutchaviation.nl
tel. +31 6 547 360 43

Spokesperson for LOI parties
Lieutenant-colonel Sidney Plankman
tel. +31 6 205 317 85

Spokesperson Dutch Aviation Group
Anne Cor Groeneveld
tel. +31 6 547 807 52

Spokesperson for XCOR Space Expeditions
Eva van Pelt
eva@xcor.com 
tel. +31 6 146 946 81

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