ESA’s spaceplane is coming home24 February 2015
ESA’s spaceplane is coming home24 February 2015 ESA’s IXV spaceplane, launched on a Vega rocket on 11 February, is now on its way to Europe for detailed study in Italy.
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015 An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a flawless reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean jus...
IXV mission timeline09 February 2015
IXV mission timeline09 February 2015 An annotated timeline of the most critical events during the IXV mission. ESA’s wingless spaceplane is set for liftoff on a Vega rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, 11 February 2015.
What’s new about Europe’s reentry mission?06 February 2015
What’s new about Europe’s reentry mission?06 February 2015 ESA’s experimental spaceplane, poised for liftoff on Vega, is set to showcase the latest technologies and critical systems to extend Europe’s capability for space exploration.
IXV: 100 minutes of critical teamwork03 February 2015
IXV: 100 minutes of critical teamwork03 February 2015 During its brief but crucial mission, experts on three continents and the high seas will work in close cooperation for ESA’s IXV spaceplane mission, monitoring its free flight in space, spectacular reentry and safe splashdown in the Pacific.
Call for Media: ESA’s experimental spaceplane set for flight29 January 2015
Call for Media: ESA’s experimental spaceplane set for flight29 January 2015 ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready for its launch and reentry mission on 11 February. The launch is scheduled for 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) atop a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to fol...