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.

  • The EOLE carrier landing down in Kourou
News
Event date: 
2019-09-06 to 2019-09-07
The ALTAIR demonstrator takes flight

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

This successful flight concludes the last EOLE flight experiment campaign, whose objective was to flight-test the full carrier/launcher release sequence and associated systems (launcher avionics system, release mechanism).

Altair's flight experiments with EOLE are coordinated by ONERA and directly involve three other ALTAIR Partners (CNES, GTD and Piaggio Aerospace) and three SMEs (Aviation Design, LM Design and Nano-Rennes).

H2020 ALTAIR Project

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.