Xaero-A (XA-0.1-E-2)

Flight Count: 115
Campaigns Flown: 0
Status: Lost


Dimensions: 14' x 2'
Max Demonstrated Altitude: 443.8m
Max Demonstrated Downrange: 0m
Engine: "Hatchet" 750Lbf


The XA-0.1-E-2 ("Xaero-A") was a Masten E-class type B test vehicle that was in service in 2011 and 2012. Xaero-A was the first Masten vehicle to feature a composite aeroshell for improved performance at higher altitudes and velocities.  Xaero-A was lost on its 115th flight while testing out new technologies to higher altitudes and commands.