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VEx-5a [CONAE]

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. The objective is to validate the first stage propulsion.

Two flights, called VEx-5a and VEx-5b are planned. The VEx-5a flight in April 2017 ended with propulsion failure after 6 seconds.

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

 1     1       VEx-5              20.04.2017  PIn     * F    VEx-5a


 2     2       VEx-5              xx.xx.20xx  PIn     *      VEx-5b

1: vehicle failed 6 seconds after launch

Launch sites:

PIn = Polo Espacial Punta Indio, Capetina, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Argentina

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