Tag Archives: Space Plane

OTV-4 & LightSail 1 Take Flight

Image & Video Credit & Copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). Late Wednsday morning at 11:05 EDT, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) embarking upon its AFSPC-5 mission which entails … Continue reading

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Boeing/USAF Space Plane Flies Again in May

Images Credit & Copyright: United States Air Force (USAF) of X-37B (OTV-1) enclosed in the 5 meter payload fairing of its Atlas V launch vehicle. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:45 EDT (14:45 UTC) a United Launch Alliance … Continue reading

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ESA’S IXV SPACE PLANE SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHT

Video Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA) & Arianespace. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 13:40 UTC (08:40 EST) an Arianespace Vega rocket designated (VV04) jumped off the launch pad at the Kourou Space Center, French Guiana carrying the … Continue reading

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EUROPE’S IXV SPACE PLANE PREPARES FOR LAUNCH

Image Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 13:00 UTC (08:00 EST) an Arianespace Vega rocket (Flight Designation VV04) will be launching the European Space Agency’s (ESA) IXV Space Plane. Launch will take … Continue reading

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