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VV02 VEGA with PROBA-V / VrenSat
2014-10-29 02:30:38

The Vega launch of ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IVX), due on 18 November from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, has been postponed to allow for additional analyses of the Vega flight trajectory.

ESA’s Spaceplane Ready For Flight
2014-07-17 03:02:38

All eyes are on ESA’s spaceplane to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch on a Vega rocket this November.

Rehearsal To Bring Back Our Spaceplane
2014-06-24 03:22:15

ESA 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. They retrieved a prototype of the suborbital IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, the same model flown last year in a splashdown test off the east coast of Sardinia. A crane dropped the two-tonne vehicle into the water for the crew to practice the tricky maneuvers they will use when the real thing splashes down in the Pacific Ocean...

Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-06-13 03:00:00

NASA did not conduct the flight test of the agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range in Kauai, Hawaii, during its designated launch period.

2014-03-25 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from U.S.

ESA Successful Reentry Drop Test
2013-06-20 15:08:41

In attempts to further refine Earth reentry technology, the European Space Agency (ESA) has completed a drop test of an initial experimental craft, according to an official statement.

CIBER To Help NASA Visualize Beginnings Of The Universe
2013-05-21 17:43:54

NASA will launch an experiment that could answer the question as to when the first stars and galaxies formed in the Universe, and how brightly these stars may have burned their fuel.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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