ESA Investing In Small Launcher, Robotic Spaceplane

CAPE CANAVERAL—The European Space Agency (ESA) will invest in a new Vega small satellite launcher and a miniature reusable robotic spaceplane, adding about $100 million (€89.7 million) to projects in development by Avio and Thales Alenia. The launcher, known as Vega-E, is a three-stage version of...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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