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VEx Missions (Test Vehicles) were designed to verify the necessary developments for the CONAEā€™s ISCUL* Program.

*ISCUL: Satellite Injector for lightweight payload (for the acronym in Spanish)

VEx 1A

VEx 1A

VEx 1A

VEx 1A

Project VEx 1A

  • Development of ground segment and launch facilities in Punta Indio.

  • Vex 1A Flight test carried out in February 2014.

  • Participation in the development of all essential subsystems of the vehicle.

  • Vertical launch with Navigation, Guidance and Control in the propelled trajectory.
  • 14.5 Mts
  • 1.5 Mts
  • 2.7 Tn
  • 40 KN

VEx 1B

VEx 1B

VEx 1B

VEx 1B

Project VEx 1B

  • Extension of ground segment and existing launch facilities in Punta Indio.

  • VEx1B Flight test (100% validation completed) conducted in August 2014.

  • Participation in the development of all essential subsystems of the vehicle.

  • Vertical launch with Navigation, Guidance and Control in the propelled trajectory.
  • 14.5 Mts
  • 1.5 Mts
  • 2.7 Tn
  • 40 KN

VEx 5A

VEx 5A

VEx 5A

VEx 5A

Project VEx 5A

  • Development and complete operation of ground segment for the loading of fluids and gases to the two stages: Lox, Kerosene, MMH, NTO, Helium and Nitrogen.

  • Test campaign for the lower stage engine with Lox/Kerosene and 11 Tons thrust for 70 seconds and for the upper stage engine with MMH/NTO and 3 Tons thrust for 60 seconds.

  • Assembly, integration and tests in the two stages of the vehicle.

  • Flight test conducted on April 2017.
  • 17.5 Mts
  • 1.5 Mts
  • 8 Tn
  • 112 KN
  • 30 KN