ONERA acquires two satellite platforms from NanoAvionics for its nanosat FlyLab mission
30/11/2022

ONERA acquires two satellite platforms from NanoAvionics for its nanosat FlyLab mission

ONERA has signed a contract with NanoAvionics for the procurement of two 8U and 6U nanosat platforms, dedicated to the FlyLab mission.

Clean Aviation’s Scaled Flight Demonstrator completes its Mission Flight Tests
23/11/2022

Clean Aviation’s Scaled Flight Demonstrator completes its Mission Flight Tests

Between 17 October and 31 October 2022, the Scaled Flight Demonstrator (SFD) developed in the frame of Clean Aviation made 19 flights for a total of 8 flight hours, taking off from and landing at Aeroporto di Taranto-Grottaglie in Italy.

ONERA selected to design a laser-assisted tomographic adaptive optics bench for the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii
31/10/2022

ONERA selected to design a laser-assisted tomographic adaptive optics bench for the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii

At the beginning of October, ONERA (the French Aerospace Lab) signed a consortium agreement with the Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO-Macquarie) and the Grenoble-based company ALPAO.

Final results of MICROSCOPE mission  achieve record levels of precision
14/09/2022

Final results of MICROSCOPE mission achieve record levels of precision

The MICROSCOPE mission has delivered its latest results and has confirmed the equivalence principle with unprecedented accuracy of 10-15.  These results show that bodies fall in a vacuum with the same acceleration regardless of their composition or mass, meaning that the principle of equivalence

Maiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstrator
07/04/2022

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.

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel
29/10/2021

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transports and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle aircraft running on unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

ONERA and TRAAK finalize the evaluation of the EDA's APOS-UE (Advanced Position & Orientation System for Urban Environment) technologies
19/10/2021

ONERA and TRAAK finalize the evaluation of the EDA's APOS-UE (Advanced Position & Orientation System for Urban Environment) technologies

The second phase of experimentation of the APOS-UE Project (Advanced Position & Orientation System for Urban Environment) of the European Defence Agency has just been completed at the French Army's Urban WarfareTraining Centre (CENZUB).

CNES and ONERA step up cooperation on new-generation orbital systems
04/05/2021

CNES and ONERA step up cooperation on new-generation orbital systems

As longstanding partners in space research, CNES and ONERA are joining forces and combining their
expertise to address new challenges in the fields of launchers, satellites and space data applications.

Nexter’s Katana ammunition tested in ONERA’s wind tunnel
20/07/2020

Nexter’s Katana ammunition tested in ONERA’s wind tunnel

From 25 May to 8 June 2020, Nexter Munitions carried out two major test campaigns of the KATANA ammunition in the S3MA wind tunnel at ONERA's Modane site.

France acquires automatic 3D geospatial information capability with AI4GEO
10/12/2019

France acquires automatic 3D geospatial information capability with AI4GEO

Tuesday 10 December – The AI4GEO project to develop an automatic solution for producing 3D geospatial information, in which €30 million is to be invested over four years, is receiving €13.5 million in funding from the government’s PIA future investment programme led by the Secretariat General for

ONERA joins ArianeWorks
17/09/2019

ONERA joins ArianeWorks

  • Aerospace research center ONERA joins the ArianeWorks acceleration and innovation platform
  • ArianeWorks was set up in February 2019 by the French space agency CNES and ArianeGroup in order to boost innovation for the development of future European launchers