Replay of Vega liftoff VV04 with IXV
Replay of the liftoff of Vega VV04 with ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, IXV, launched from Kourou, French Guiana on 11 February 2015.
IXV was launched 340 km into space atop a Vega rocket, VV04, from Kourou in French Guiana on 11 February 2015. After separation from Vega, IXV coasted to 412 km before beginning a punishing glide back through the atmosphere. During its autonomous flight, IXV tested the latest technologies and critical systems to extend Europe’s capability for space exploration.
More about IXV: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/IXV
Connect with IXV on Twitter: twitter.com/esa_ixv
IXV: mastering atmospheric reentry
IXV ready for liftoff
IXV: technologies tested
Measuring ESA’s IXV spaceplane
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I love that they are so calm, they are professional interested and seemingly knowledgeable. Non of that football stadium spectating just professional, love it.
Was not expecting that speed!
Yes, it's an Italian rocket. 🇮🇹🚀🇮🇹
What is mean DDO ?