X-Calibur Landing and Recovery

The payload landed at the border between Arizona and New Mexico in a low-population area. We were <really> lucky and the payload is mostly undamaged. The temperature sensitive mirror was already retrieved and is on its way to Fort Sumner. The rest of the payload will probably be recovered tomorrow after making a path for the recovery truck with a bulldozer. While we are waiting for the payload, we are starting to analyze the data. We got good data sets on the Crab Nebula and Pulsar (a neutron star), Sco X-1 (a mass accreting neutron star), and Cyg X-1 (a stellar mass black hole). We will probably head home on Wednesday or Thursday.


  1. Andrew West says:

    Congratulations on a successful flight!

  2. Jeremy Schnittman says:

    So exciting! Can’t wait to see the data!!

  3. Tim Kallman says:

    Congratulatiions! Can’t wait to hear more.

  4. Yongzhi says:


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