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  • ESA prepares IXV spaceplane for November launch

    Jim SharkeyJuly 10th, 2014

    The European Space Agency (ESA ) is about to begin the testing of its unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) in preparation for its first launch, scheduled for November of this year. The tests will be conducted at the agency’s Technical Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and are scheduled to begin on July 11.

  • Arianspace launches Vega rocket, sending DZZ-HR spacecraft to orbit

    Jason RhianApril 29th, 2014

    The jungles surrounding the Spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana trembled as one of Arianespace’s Vega boosters roared to fiery life and sent the Republic of Kazakhstan’s DZZ-HR spacecraft to orbit at 9:35:15 p.m. EDT (01:35:15 a.m GMT). Tonight’s launch attempt marked the second time that the launch team had worked to get the Vega off […]

  • Launch of DZZ-HR delayed due to umbilical issues with Vega booster – UPDATE

    Jason RhianApril 29th, 2014

    The launch of an Arianespace Vega rocket, which had been scheduled to take place on Monday, April 28 (Tuesday, April 29 in Europe) at 9:35 p.m. EDT, 1:35 GMT has been scrubbed due to an issue with the rocket’s umbilical systems. Vega’s launch site is the spaceport located in Kourou, French Guiana. Tonight’s launch would have […]

  • Vega rocket set to launch DZZ-HR satellite for Kazakhstan

    Jacques van OeneApril 28th, 2014

    Europe’s smallest rocket is set to launch for the third time on Monday, April 28 (Tuesday, April 29 in Europe) from Kourou, French Guiana at 9:35 p.m. EDT, 1:35 GMT. The VEGA rocket is now poised to launch the second satellite for the Republic of Kazakhstan in as many days (Kazsat-3 launched from the Baikonur […]