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XCOR Co-Founders Establish New Company | SpaceNews.com

WASHINGTON — Three co-founders of suborbital vehicle developer XCOR Aerospace who recently left the company have established a new company, one that was inspired by some of the development challenges they faced at XCOR.

XCOR announced Nov. 23 that Jeff Greason and Dan DeLong, the chief technology officer and chief engineer of the company, respectively, were leaving the company. The company said in a statement that the two were leaving “to turn their attention to pursue other interests,” but offered no additional details at the time. A third co-founder, Aleta Jackson, separately indicated she was also leaving the company.

The three left XCOR to found a new company, Agile Aero. That company, which, like XCOR, is based in Midland, Texas, will be focused on addressing a problem Greason says has afflicted XCOR and other aerospace companies: the inability to rapidly develop and test vehicles, be they high-speed aircraft or launch vehicles.

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