X-L Space Systems began in 1997 when the founder, Michael Carden, discovered a new process to concentrate hydrogen peroxide.
While working with Beal Aerospace in 1999, Mr. Carden helped design large peroxide concentrators and deionizers for this effort.
Mr. Carden has been involved in space system operations and R&D since the 1980's. In the past he was the USAF Space and Missiles Center engineer for
procuring TACSAT-3, and helped manage technical research into USAF affordable spacelift efforts.