xerus


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xerus

(ˈzɪərəs)
n
(Animals) a member of a genus of African ground squirrels
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Abundance in Swali Index Cricetomys emini 74 3 Thryonomys swinderianus 296 3 Xerus erythropus 0 3 Funisciurus sp.
The competition, jointly run by New Scientist and car manufacturers Audi, promised the winner a thrilling ride 62 miles above the Earth aboard the Xerus rocket plane.
The competition, run by New Scientist magazine and car manufacturers Audi, promised the winner a thrilling ride 62 miles above the Earth aboard the Xerus rocket plane.
Although the Xerus craft has not yet been flown, it is under development and should be ready by 2009 when the launch is planned.
PRIZE RIDE: The Xerus craft should be ready by 2009.
This contract has helped us develop the rocket engines for our Xerus vehicle as well as for several potential (Defense Department) programs,'' he said.
This liquid-oxygen pump will greatly improve our ability to reach suborbit in the Xerus,'' said Dan DeLong, XCOR's chief engineer.
XCOR, another Mojave Airport tenant, is working on a rocket-powered aircraft called Xerus.
XCOR is developing the XR-4K5 for future applications, including the propulsion system for the Xerus project, aimed at creating a spacecraft that can take space tourists to an altitude of 62 miles.
The Xerus project is a joint marketing agreement between XCOR Aerospace and Space Adventures Ltd.