The XCOR Lynx is a suborbital horizontal-takeoff, horizontal-landing (HTHL), rocket-powered spaceplane under development by the California-based company XCOR Aerospace to compete in the emerging suborbital spaceflight market. The Lynx is projected to carry one pilot, a ticketed passenger, and/or a payload above 100 km altitude. As of July 2015, the passenger ticket was projected to cost $150,000.
The concept has been under development since 2003, when a two-person suborbital spaceplane was announced under the name Xerus. According to a September 2015 report, the first flight of the Lynx spaceplane is likely to be in the second quarter of 2016 from Midland, Texas.