French aerospace research agency Onera has dropped a launch vehicle model from its Eole small airborne launch system demonstrator at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The small-scale demonstrator is being tested under the Altair project involving Onera, French space agency CNES and six European partners. Begun in 2015, the four-year project is funded with €3.5 million ($3.9 million) from the European Union and €500,000 from Switzerland. Onera and CNES began design ...

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