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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-25-2014 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) patch

In November 2014, ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) will be launched into space. The suborbital spacecraft will then return to Earth to test a range of systems and technologies for atmospheric re-entry.

The IXV objectives are the design, development, manufacturing, and on-ground and in-flight verification of an autonomous European lifting and aerodynamically controlled re-entry system. Among the critical technologies of interest, special attention is being paid to: advanced instrumentation for aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics; thermal protection and hot-structures solutions; guidance, navigation and flight control through a combination of jets and aerodynamic flaps.

The IXV will be launched from Europe's spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, using the Vega small launch vehicle. After reentering the atmosphere and being slowed down by air drag, the IXV will descend by parachute and land in the Pacific Ocean to await recovery and post-flight analysis.

carl walker
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posted 07-03-2014 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This ESA patch is now available from one of our official licensed suppliers:

Emblemen.net
Sadelijnstraat 13
9648MG Wildervank
Netherlands
Email: info@emblemen.net

Space Emblem Art
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posted 07-06-2014 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do they have an English language website? Couldn't find any translation icons. Thanks.

cycleroadie
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posted 07-06-2014 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you open in Google Chrome, it will translate it.

Space Emblem Art
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posted 07-06-2014 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks cycleroadie. I opened in Google Chrome and it translated just fine.

carl walker
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posted 07-07-2014 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just email Mr. Bert Kruiter at the address provided, info@emblemen.net. He will understand you in English!

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