IXV ready for liftoff

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This time-lapse video shows IXV’s preparation, fairing encapsulation, transfer to the Vega mobile gantry and upper composite integration on the Vega launcher, at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in January 2015. IXV will be launched 340 km into space on top of a Vega rocket, flight VV04, climbing to 412 km before beginning a long glide back through the atmosphere. During the flight, IXV will test the latest technologies and critical systems to help guide the design of future spaceplanes.

More about IXV:
http://www.esa.int/ixv

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Directed by Stephane Corvaja, ESA
Edited by Manuel Pedoussaut, Zetapress
Music: Hubrid-The Deep

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14 Comments

  1. Oby tak dalej, rozwijajmy technologię i podbijajmy kosmos, sam nie lubię się uczyć ale popieram naukę i rozwój technologi. Polska ma swój program kosmiczny jednak my nie wysyłamy rakiety tylko współpracujemy z innymi krajami być może nawet z esa ale nie jestem pewien. Bardzo ciekawy filmik ale wolałbym abyście skupili sie na misji na Księżyc w celu założenia tam bazy i kopalni helu 3.

  2. It's amazing how much harder it was back in the day to find this type of footage before the era of go pro, youtube and cool individuals working on these spectacular things who have the thought to time lapse their work. Thank you all it's so very much appreciated!!

  3. The music in this video is amazing. I know it says it in the description, but Im unable to find it anywhere. Can anyone link me to it? Oh and congrats on a great launch and splashdown ESA 🙂

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