Airgas and XCOR Aerospace announce supply and sponsorship agreements


Airgas, the largest US distributor of gases, welding and safety products, and XCOR Aerospace, which develops and produces reusable rocket-powered vehicles and propulsion systems, have jointly announced a 15-year product sales agreement and a sponsorship agreement.

Airgas will provide liquid oxygen, helium, and nitrogen for XCOR’s reusable, non-toxic propulsion systems, including the propulsion system on the XCOR Lynx reusable suborbital spacecraft. Airgas and XCOR will also participate in joint marketing programmes to promote XCOR propulsion systems and suborbital space launch services.

Having developed and flight-demonstrated fully reusable and environmentally sensitive rocket systems, XCOR is now building the Lynx suborbital spacecraft.

The production Lynx will be able to fly safely to altitudes of over 62 miles (100kms) four or more times per day.

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