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

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Event date: 
2019-07-09 to 2019-07-10

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, which are of key relevance for this pan-European endeavour and any potential follow-up projects/programmes.

The ALTAIR story is being told by animations and interviews, which are conducted with key persons of the ALTAIR project, such as: N. Berend, S. Defoort and J. Gauvrit, ONERA; D. Romano, Piaggio Aero Industries; C. Dupont, Bertin Technologies, L. Appolloni and F. Perrel, CNES; C. Karl, ETH Zürich; and E. Diez, GTD. The telecast is hosted and moderated by N. Frischauf, STP.

ALTAIR: An innovative and cost-effective air-launch system for small satellites. Duration: 16:30.

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

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.