Masten Space Systems Introduces Xodiac and XaeroB Next Generation Reusable Rockets

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Masten Space Systems Introduces Xodiac and XaeroB Next Generation Reusable Rockets.

On Monday Masten Space Systems introduced its next generation reusable rockets Xodiac and XaeroB based on the previous generation Xombie, Xoie, and Xaero.

According to the Masten blog posting "both Xodiac (open frame) and XaeroB (aeroshell) share the core architecture that has powered Masten's rockets to date - LOX/IPA; pressure fed, regeneratively cooled engine; Masten avionics and GNC. The two new vehicles also share many of the same components, enabling Masten to have more efficient operations and less risk of service interruption."

"These new rocket vehicles continue to offer the features of Masten terrestrial test bed:
- precision vertical landing
- custom flight profile
- rapid iteration
- custom physical/mechanical integration
- rocket powered station keeping"

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