IXV spaceplane packed and ready for Vega launch Feb 11
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jan 29, 2015
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Preparations are moving forward for next month’s Vega flight, with its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) passenger now integrated in the lightweight launcher’s payload fairing. During activity at the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility on Monday, IXV was installed on the cone-shaped adapter that serves as its interface with Vega - the smallest member of Arianespace’s launch v
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