Setting sail for ESA spaceplane recovery06 October 2014
Setting sail for ESA spaceplane recovery06 October 2014 The boat that will lift ESA’s unmanned IXV spaceplane out of the Pacific Ocean after the research flight next month set sail on Saturday from Genoa in Italy.
ESA spaceplane on its way23 September 2014
ESA spaceplane on its way23 September 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready to fly and left the Netherlands today for the launch site in French Guiana.
ESA’s spaceplane set for flight16 July 2014
ESA’s spaceplane set for flight16 July 2014 All eyes are on ESA’s spaceplane to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch on a Vega rocket this November.
Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests25 June 2014
Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests25 June 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle arrived in the Netherlands last night to undergo final tests at ESA’s main technical centre ahead of its November launch.
Bringing back our spaceplane24 June 2014
Bringing back our spaceplane24 June 2014 Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe’s unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.
Safe splashdown for Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle21 June 2013 ESA’s experimental reentry vehicle passed its milestone descent and landing test on Wednesday at the Poligono Interforze Salto di Quirra off the east coast of Sardinia in Italy.