LYON, France—French space agency CNES has tapped Zodiac Data Systems for the development of an autonomous range safety system at Arianespace’s Kourou, French Guiana launch site, thus making the destruction of an off-course launcher an automated process. Thus far, the termination of a flight—thanks to onboard explosives—has been decided by the leader of a team of four on the ground. The new system, dubbed Kassav, will be on board the launcher. It will use an inertial ...

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