Latest Future Launchers Preparatory Programme Stories
ESA launched two payloads on a Texus suborbital rocket on 27 November to test a new, advanced way of handling propellants on Europe’s future reignitable cryogenic upper stage.
The new main engine to power Europeâ€™s successor to its Ariane 5 space launcher was brought a step closer on June 22.
On Wednesday, ESA held the first IXV Industrial Workshop.
Today at the Paris Air Show being held at Le Bourget, ESA and Thales Alenia Space have established the agreement for the authorisation to proceed with the development of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) atmospheric reentry demonstrator.
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