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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The 17th ONERA-DLR symposium took place in Aussois, near Modane, from June 7 to June 9, 2017. 35 participants from ONERA and the DLR gathered to discuss the subject of numerical flow simulation (CFD) and the related validation experiments.
On June 20th, 2017, CAE * President Dr. Zhang Xinguo and ONERA CEO Mr. Bruno Sainjon signed a new Framework Agreement for Aeronautics Research Cooperation at the AVIC ** Chalet during the 52th Paris Airshow in presence of relevant leaders and experts of both sides and media.