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.
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..
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 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.
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.
Bruno Sainjon, Chief Executive Officer of ONERA, visited the Singapore Airshow, held from 15–18 February, at the invitation of Mr Cheong Chee Hoo, CEO of the Singapore National Centre of Defence R&D (DSO).
On 8 February at the École Polytechnique, Bruno Sainjon inaugurated a new cross-disciplinary laboratory dedicated to quantum technologies, called QTech. Involving some thirty researchers at ONERA, this laboratory aims to encourage exchanges, projects and new collaborations.