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Einstein was right !
Physics

Einstein was right !

September 14, the MICROSCOPE mission has delivered its latest results : it has confirmed the equivalence principle with unprecedented accuracy of 10-15. These results mean that the principle of equivalence remains unwavering today, to mark yet another victory for the Theory of General Relativity as proposed by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. ONERA participated to this MICROSCOPE experience with by supplying its accelerometers.

ONERA landmark workshop on “space challenges for the EU”
Europe

ONERA landmark workshop on “space challenges for the EU”

The 3id of June 2022, in Brussels, the Association of European Space Research Establishments (ESRE) currently chaired by ONERA organized a landmark workshop with the European Commission on “space challenges for the EU”. The Commission was represented by Mrs Catherine Kavvada, Director of Unit B “Innovation & Outreach” of the General Directorate for Defence, Industry & Space (DG DEFIS) accompanied by several key officers..

ONERA firmly anchored in NewSpace: participation in the 4S symposium
Space

ONERA firmly anchored in NewSpace: participation in the 4S symposium

The 4S (Small Satellite Systems and Services) symposium brought together the entire Nanosatellites community, and ONERA, with its spatial and scientific cross-disciplinary expertise and its testing facilities making it a natural stakeholder in the subject, was there. Focus on its activities in this area.

ONERA’s expertise illuminates other sectors
Foudre

ONERA’s expertise illuminates other sectors

ONERA has world-renowned expertise in lightning strikes and their consequences, built up over the course of 40 years of laboratory and flight experience, theoretical developments, and exchanges with aircraft manufacturers and operators. These skills are also used in developing lightning protection systems for critical infrastructures.

Signing of a first cooperation agreement between ICAO and IFAR
International

Signing of a first cooperation agreement between ICAO and IFAR

Bruno Sainjon, ONERA CEO, and the International Affairs department of ONERA visited Montreal in early April for the signing of an initial cooperation agreement between ICAO and IFAR. Another significant aspect of this visit was the opportunity to sign a framework agreement with NASA.

Maiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstrator
Clean Sky

Maiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstrator

On 30 March 2022, the maiden flight of a scaled version of a single-aisle aircraft, known as the Scaled Flight Demonstrator (SFD), took place.