Progress on Cruise Motors, Future Wing Sets Stage for All-Electric X-57 Ground Tests

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July 14, 2020 | Originally published by NASA on June 8, 2020

Significant progress is being made in preparation for NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell.

As NASA completes tasks for X-57’s functional ground testing at its Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, working toward taxi testing and first flight, assembly and qualification tests are underway on two critical components of the X-57 vehicle at NASA’s prime contractor for the project, Empirical Systems Aerospace, or ESAero, of San Luis Obispo, California.

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