ESA’s spaceplane is coming home

Paris (ESA) Feb 25, 2015

ESA’s IXV spaceplane, launched on a Vega rocket on 11 February, is now on its way to Europe for detailed study in Italy. The mission of only 100 minutes was flawless and ended with a safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, just west of the Galapagos islands.

The Nos Aries recovery ship waited while divers in speedboats approached the floating craft and checked for residual propellant fumes. —> Read More Here


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