Xcor Aerospace, Inc.

1314 Flight LineP.O. Box 1163
Mojave, CA 93502
30 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 8
Total Value of Awards $2.35MM
First Award Date 06/20/02
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/11

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
DeLong Mr. Dan DeLong 6 Message
Jones Mr. Doug Jones 1 Message
Greason Mr. Jeff Greason 3 Message
McKee Khaki McKee 1 Message

8 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-O2.04
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

XCOR has conducted extensive research and development, and material characterization analysis of a nonflammable, high-strength, lightweight thermoplastic fluoropolymer composite material, trademarked Nonburnite<SUP>TM</SUP>, which is suitable for making reusable, reliable, low cost cryogenic tanks and structures for space flight service. XCOR's...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD08-PR1
Budget: 08/08/08 - 02/08/09

XCOR is proposing to study the combination of desensitized nitromethane (CH3NO2) and gaseous oxygen (GOX) as a propellant combination. Nitromethane has a density of 1.14 and the amount of low density oxygen needed for stable combustion is very low. Compared to nitrous oxide and ethane, this combination has higher density, and a greater range of ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF081-061
Budget: 06/21/08 - 03/25/09

XCOR proposes to develop a family of small propulsion systems based on small thrusters (1 to 250 N). We will address the issues such as good thrust/weight ratio at small size, low toxicity propellants, and will demonstrate an increase in performance and maneuverability for microthruster technology compared to cold gas or monopropellants. The pro...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-260
Budget: 06/17/08 - 02/17/09

XCOR s Air Force-funded work under the Phase II contract will focus on augmenting existing commercial vehicle development program to implement AFRL/VA Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) technologies including ground demonstrations and other activities. This will include the insertion of specific AFRL ORS technologies and vehicle design feature...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-260
Budget: 04/13/07 - 04/13/08

XCOR s proposal is to build and fly a rocket powered vehicle that will fly near space, and measure its operational responsiveness. We are proposing to build the simplest possible all-rocket powered vehicle that will get to 200,000 ft altitude and supersonic speeds. We plan to complete vehicle fabrication during Phases I and II with matching priv...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-201
Budget: 09/09/05 - 06/12/06

XCOR proposes an innovative LOX/methane engine with regenerative cooling and novel, low cost injector, which provides a relatively high specific impulse engine with safer, environmentally friendly propellants, and reliable, responsive operations. This engine is designed for use with self pressurizing propellants, and has no associated pumps or ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Antelope Valley College

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST021-004
Budget: 07/03/03 - 07/31/04

The development of low cost pumps for rocket propulsion is critical to lowering the cost of satellite launch. The objective of this research project is to continue development of a piston pump begun in Phase I. At that time, a breadboard pump was tested and preliminary design was done for a flight-type pump. This development shows promise of ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, San Diego

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST021-004
Budget: 06/20/02 - 07/31/03

Large rocket engines have traditionally used turbo-centrifugal pumps. These have worked well, but are not suited for the small-scale applications up to 10,000 lbf thrust. XCOR proposes to develop a piston pump to fill this size niche. Anticipated benefits include the ability to start and stop in tens of milliseconds to allow use with reaction ...