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European Space Agency's spaceplane prepares for liftoff

(Artist’s impression of the IXV in flight – Photo Credit: ESA/J Huart)

Deemed suitable for launch, the European Space Agency’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, otherwise known as IXV, has left the Netherlands and is heading towards French Guiana for a test flight currently scheduled for November. 577 more words


SpaceX Rocket Blows Up During Test Flight

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company’s Central Texas development site.

A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco. 37 more words

Science & Technology

Hybrid airship flight test campaign to begin next year

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is to launch a flight test campaign for its Airlander 10 hybrid airship around May of next year. Once the first flight test has been conducted, the aircraft will carry out some 200 flight hours over 1-2 months to prove its capabilities, after which customer demonstrations are planned to take place. 36 more words