Masten Space Systems’ Xombie and Genie Conduct Highest Altitude, Longest Duration Flight to Date

Guided by Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s GENIE navigation and control system, Xombie performs its perfect test-flight on 25 March, reaching a peak altitude of more than 1,600 feet and translating laterally by almost 1,000 feet. Photo Credit: NASA/Masten Space Systems

Masten Space Systems has successfully test-flown its Xombie space-access technology demonstrator to a […]

Rocket-Powered Landing Demonstrator Makes Successful First Flight

GENIE and Xombie on the pad: Masten Space Systems' Xombie rocket with Draper Laboratory's GENIE flight control system rests on its launch pad at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Photo Credit: Draper Lab

MOJAVE, Calif. – The first successful free flight of a new rocket-powered vertical landing demonstrator occurred recently […]