ESA Announces IXV Project

February 11, 2015 10:24 AM

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ESA Announces IXV Project

The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently announced they are developing a new spacecraft which can haul equipment, samples from space, and even astronauts to and from space. They have even launched the first mission today—of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (or IXV).

This new spacecraft is about the size of a standard vehicle (ie automobile) and will be able to test new technologies and systems that the ESA hopes will help the continent to build an even better space vehicle that can re-enter Earth’s atmosphere.

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