28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.11.2
EOLE, AN INNOVATIVE FLYING SCALE DEMONSTRATOR FOR AIR-LAUNCH-TO-ORBIT AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS
J. Ledogar, J. Hermetz, H. Sohier, J. J. Oswald*, E. Rantet**
ONERA, France; *CNES, France; **Aviation Design, France
Keywords: air-launch-to-orbit systems, scale demonstrator, flying tests
Onera leads the development of a flying test scale autonomous demonstrator, called EOLE. In order to study air launch systems where an unmanned dedicated carrier releases a launcher at predetermined separation conditions, EOLE is an experimental platform for testing various release conditions and systems.
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