Center of gravity tips to Midland XCOR space businessCenter of gravity tips to Midland XCOR space businesshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=8062015-06-09T10:20:00Z2015-06-09T00:00:00Z

MIDLAND - A mock-up of XCOR Aerospace’s Lynx spacecraft built by Orbital Outfitters now sits in the lobby of the Midland International Air & Space Port — another reminder of the progress being made at the other end of the runway.

“The center of gravity will be and is Midland, Texas,” XCOR’s director of media, Brian Campen, said. “From the conversations that we’re having it is most definitely the focus of a lot of our attention in terms of where folks are now moving and where our corporate
headquarters and R&D operations are going to be.”

On the backside of XCOR’s hangar, rises the skeleton of Orbital Outfitter’s building. The facility will house what CEO Jeff Feige describes as “the most modern and the most capable altitude chamber facility in the country.”

The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2015 or early 2016. When the company moves to Midland, it will bring 15 to 20 employees with it.

However, the success of Orbital Outfitters, which is a space equipment company, hinges on being within proximity of other space companies.

Approximately $8 million in infrastructure is set to be installed in what is being called the Spaceport Business Park in the southwest corner of the Air & Space Port, according to literature obtained by the Reporter-Telegram at the Midland Development Corp.

The MDC estimates that overall completion of the improvements for the Spaceport Business Park to be completed by January. At least seven lots will be dedicated as aerospace business development lots.

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