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ArianeGroup accelerates in reusable and sustainable rockets

2022-07-04T17:35:46.797Z

Brussels is financing the Salto and Enlighten projects to the tune of 56.4 million to carry out the first flight tests.



Europe is taking another step towards the development of reusable and eco-responsible rockets.

The European Commission announced on Monday that it had selected the Salto and Enlighten projects carried out by ArianeGroup as part of Horizon Europe, its fund dedicated to innovation.

The latter will inject 56.4 million euros into these two projects.

Salto, which receives 39 million, plans to test the vertical landing of Themis, a reusable launcher stage prototype developed by ArianeGroup, within two years.

These tests, which will take the form of “flea jumps” at a few hundred meters altitude, will be carried out from the Kiruna site in Sweden.

Support from Cnes and ESA

Enlighten, which benefits from 17.4 million, plans to deepen the technologies of the hydrogen oxygen version, therefore non-polluting, of the ultra-low-cost reusable engine demonstrator Prometheus, also developed by the manufacturer of the Ariane rocket.

It is planned to use artificial intelligence in order to process…

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Source: lefigaro

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