Launch of Vega with IXV Spaceplane on Debut Mission

A European Vega rocket launched today, February 11th 2015 at 13:40 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana carrying the IXV Spaceplane on it’s very first mission. The Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane was flown into a suborbital trajectory before it will land in the Pacific Ocean for recovery. This was the 4th launch of Vega since 2011.

Source: Arianespace

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