Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Follow up on the Masten Xaero failure

I have yet to see photos or video of the event, but it appears Masten lost their Xaero lander yesterday near the end of a test flight in Mojave. If you can't afford to lose them, you shouldn't fly them. ParabolicArc reports that they already assembling another copy. Here's a nice pre-flight photo of their flying nose cone: