Lynx will operate as an FAA AST-licensed suborbital reusable launch vehicle. XCOR already has successfully passed the AST licensing process with an earlier vehicle concept, and we have been actively involved in the development of the statutory and regulatory framework within which Lynx will operate. Lynx will have aircraft-like operations up to four times per day from any licensed spaceport with a 2,400 meter (7,900 ft) runway, suitable abort options, fast turnaround (two hours), low maintenance intervals (designed for 40 flights before preventive maintenance action), and low cost operations. Lynx operates under visual flight rules (VFR), and initially it will only fly during days of good visibility. Mojave Air and Space Port, the planned first operating location for Lynx, has good visibility 360 days per year and acceptable winds 345 days per year.
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