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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
Press release

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
Lancement spatial

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.

AL 13 : Aerospace Control Systems
AerospaceLab Journal

AL 13 : Aerospace Control Systems

This issue of the international scientific journal edited by Onera is entitled "Design and Validation of Aerospace Control Systems: New Methods & Tools with Illustrations". Ten papers describe different very concrete aerospace applications.

Luc Vignaud rewarded by the NATO Scientific Council
International

Luc Vignaud rewarded by the NATO Scientific Council

Luc Vignaud, ONERA's radar research engineer, received the Individual Scientific Achievement Award for his contribution to NATO on September 20th in Berlin, in recognition of his 16 years of achievements on the SET panel - Sensors and Electronics Technology.

First discovery of an exoplanet by the VLT/SPHERE
Astronomy

First discovery of an exoplanet by the VLT/SPHERE

The Sphere instrument, installed on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, has for the first time obtained a shot of an exoplanet using direct detection methods. Its ONERA adaptive optics system, at the core of the instrument, is one of the keys to this success.