Aerospace Vehicles

IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle)

A first for Europe: on 11th February 2015, from an altitude of 420 kilometers and decelerating from Mach 22 to Mach 2, IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) demonstrator performed a controlled re-entry by using aerodynamic control surfaces.

Suborbital Vehicles: VEHRA (VéHicule Hypersonique RéUtilisable AéRoporté) Family

Dassault Aviation is studying a reusable space transportation system to launch satellites into low Earth orbit. It comprises an airborne reusable hypersonic vehicle and a subsonic carrier aircraft.

MLA (Airborne Micro Launcher)

Benefits of airborne launch led Dassault Aviation to study a micro launcher, borne by a combat aircraft.