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Lidar for greenhouse gases measurement

Lidar for greenhouse gases measurement

LEMON will provide a new versatile Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) sensor concept for greenhouse gases and water vapour measurements from space.

Thales Alenia Space and French aerospace research center ONERA sign cooperation agreement
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Thales Alenia Space and French aerospace research center ONERA sign cooperation agreement

Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), a major player in the satellite, space exploration and orbital infrastructure market, and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research center, have signed an agreement to cooperate on space activities.

UAV Show 2018 : ONERA presents its drone offer
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UAV Show 2018 : ONERA presents its drone offer

For 25 years ONERA has been working on the issue of aerial robotics! Its experience provides it with expertise in most of the important scientific topics related to drones. It benefits from multi-disciplinary simulation capabilities and significant experimental resources. From 10 to 12 October, it will participate in the UAV SHOW, the first European professional drone show, which will be opened by ONERA's President Bruno Sainjon in person.

A new civil aeronautics director
Nomination

A new civil aeronautics director

The end of the summer heralds, at ONERA, the arrival of a new director of aeronautical programmes, Philippe Beaumier, following the retirement of his predecessor, Hervé Consigny, at the end of July 2018.

ONERA and DLR perform Beluga XL ground vibration testing
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ONERA and DLR perform Beluga XL ground vibration testing

A joint team from the French aerospace research center ONERA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) performed the ground vibration testing (GVT) of the new Airbus Beluga XL large transport aircraft.

ONERA accelerometers: NASA launches new satellites
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ONERA accelerometers: NASA launches new satellites

Since you do not change a winning team, the satellites of NASA's Grace mission, launched on Tuesday 22 May 2018, will again be equipped with electrostatic accelerometers from ONERA. For the first mission, launched in 2002, ONERA had already developed and supplied the accelerometers: they have since run without a hitch for 15 years.