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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Space : http://www.aviationnews.eu Vega to fly ESA experimental reentry vehicle


Vega to fly ESA experimental reentry vehicle



IXV-Intermediate-eXperimental-Vehicle-728x459.jpgThe launch of ESA's IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle on Europe's new Vega rocket is now in detailed planning, a major step towards the craft's flight in 2014.
Launched into a suborbital trajectory from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, IXV will return to Earth as if from a low-orbit mission, to test and qualify new critical technologies for future reentry vehicles.


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Vega to fly ESA experimental reentry vehicle

16 December 2011   The launch of ESA's IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle on Europe's new Vega rocket is now in detailed planning, a major step towards the craft's flight in 2014.


About participation of Sabca in the project : http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMP9ZFTFQG_Belgium_fr_2.html