Air Launch space Transportation using an Automated aircraft and an Innovative Rocket

Supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme.


  • News
    20 November 2019

    The ALTAIR project in the CNES press

    ALTAIR was recently featured in the news! The Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) news portal, SpaceGate, has published an article on the H2020 project ALTAIR on the 15th November 2019.

  • News
    06 September 2019

    Full success of the EOLE flight experiment campaign at CSG!

    On September 7, 2019, at the CNES' Guyana Space Center (CSG) in Kourou, the demonstrator EOLE successfully performed an automatic flight with the release of an inert small-scale mock-up of the Altair rocket.

  • News
    09 July 2019

    ALTAIR: An innovative and cost-effective air-launch system for small satellites

    This video features the ALTAIR project, covering scientific, technological and economic aspects, lessons learned that go beyond the technicalities, as well as strategic and programmatic insights

  • News
    05 December 2017

    ALTAIR completes first design review

    On December 5 & 6 2017, ONERA hosted the first Preliminary Design Review (PDR1) of the project at its Palaiseau site (South Paris, France).

  • News
    03 July 2017

    ALTAIR to present at EUCASS 2017

    The ALTAIR consortium will present three papers at the 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences. It is a fantastic oppertunity for ALTAIR to discuss both findings and advancements in the project.



ALTAIR’s strategic objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of a new cost effective and reliable space launch system for the access to Low-Earth Orbit (400-1000 km) of small satellites.