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XCOR Aerospace/Suborbital

XCOR Aerospace ( is located in Mojave, California. The company is in the business of developing and producing safe, reliable and reusable rocket engines, rocket propulsion systems, and rocket powered vehicles. XCOR’s EZ-Rocket is a modified Long-EZ homebuilt aircraft. The aircraft is powered by twin 400 lb thrust regeneratively cooled rocket engines and fueled by isopropyl alcohol and liquid oxygen. Powered by XCOR rocket engines, scaled up from the EZ-Rocket engines, the company’s planned Xerus suborbital spaceplane will take off and land horizontally, like an airplane. (Photo courtesy XCOR.)