Eole is a ¼ scale, remotely-operated experimental aircraft, 6.7 meters (22 ft) long, that represents a future air launch system. Eole has been co-developed by the french aerospace lab ONERA (prime contractor) and Aviation Design in the frame of the CNES Perseus project. It is a flying test-bed designed to perform flight experiments related to the concept of air-launch using an automated, reusable carrier aircraft. Eole will be used for Altair's flight experiments.
The Aeronautics & Space Group Paris (Groupe Aéronautique & Espace Paris) , in partnership with the ISAE-Supaéro, organised a conference on Eole on June 6th, 2016 at the Hotel des Arts & Métiers (Paris).
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PROJECT KEY POINTS
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.