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VEx

VEx-1 [InfoBae]

VEx-5a [CONAE]

VEx-5c [CONAE]

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.

The VEx-5 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 vehicle uses a single engine of the first stage (30tnf, RP-1/LOX) in a custom first stage and the VEX-1 as second stage on top, plus a fairing. The objective is to validate the first stage propulsion, staging and fairing separation.

The VEx-5c is an upgraded two stage version. The vehicle uses a single engine of the first stage (30tnf, RP-1/LOX) in a custom first stage and the VEX-1 as second stage on top, plus a fairing. The objective is to validate the first stage propulsion, staging and fairing separation.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
VEx-1 ? -
VEx-5 ? -
VEx-5c ? ?
Nr  TypeNr     Vehicle            Date        LS       Suc   Payload     

 1     1       VEx-1              26.02.2014  PIn     * F    VEx-1a
 2     2       VEx-1              15.08.2014  PIn     *      VEx-1b
 3     1       VEx-5              20.04.2017  PIn     * F    VEx-5a
 

Planned:

 4     2       VEx-5              xx.xx.201x  PIn     *      VEx-5b
 5     1       VEx-5c             xx.xx.201x  PB      *      VEx-5c

 
Launch sites:

PB  = Base Naval Puerto Belgrano, Punta Alta, Coronel Rosales Partido, Argentina Argentina
PIn = Polo Espacial Punta Indio, Capetina, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Argentina