ATK Wins Launch Vehicle Design Contract; Andrew Nelson Comments

Andrew Nelson

ATK‘s aerospace structures division has won a contract from aerospace firm XCOR to design wings and control surfaces for a launch vehicle, XCOR announced Wednesday.

ATK will work with structural and flutter analysis personnel from Quartus Engineering in San Diego on designing the parts for XCOR’s Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable launch vehicle.

“Until recently NewSpace companies and established aerospace primes like ATK often had minimal interaction with companies like XCOR as the subcontractor,” said XCOR Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson. “With this effort we are establishing a model of how smaller NewSpace companies may utilize established government primes as our suppliers.”

XCOR intends for thewing and control surface design to have the spacecraft perform tens of thousands of flights to and from suborbital altitudes exceeding 62 miles, the company said.

The wings will be installed on the Lynx Mark I, the prototype of the Lynx family of suborbital reusable launch vehicles from XCOR, while the production models are called Lynx Mark II.

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