Welcome to Armadillo Aerospace!
Armadillo Aerospace is a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles. We are focused on VTVL (vertical takeoff, vertical landing) suborbital research and passenger flights, with an eye towards eventual paths to orbit.
Founded in 2000, we have an unequaled experience base with over two hundred flight tests spread over two dozen different vehicles. We have done work for NASA and the Air Force, and flown vehicles at every X-Prize Cup event. We performed the very first flight under the new FAA/AST experimental permit regulatory regime, and we have made over two dozen more permitted flights since then, all fully insured and observed by on-site AST personnel. We also flew the first flight under the Class III waiver, and have flown over 25 waivered flights since then.
We believe in openness regarding both our successes and failures, and the progress updates here track our work from the very beginning.
Armadillo Aerospace's official forum is available for discussion of our activities.