The VEx-1 is a suborbital test vehicle to evaluate technologies of the Tronador-2 launcher.
The vehicle is developed by VENG S.A., a state owned company and work is being overseen by the National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE). The VEx-1 measures 14.5 meters, weighs nearly 3 tons and features the engine of the T-4000 rocket. It will be a low altitude subsonic atmospheric flight.
Nr TypeNr Vehicle Date LS Suc Payload
1 1 VEx-1 26.02.2014 Pip * F VEx-1a 2 2 VEx-1 15.08.2014 Pip * VEx-1b Failures: 1: vehicle exploded few seconds after launch Launch sites: Pip = Las Pipinas, Punta de Indio, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina †