Safran supports innovation projects

The winning team of the Propulsion Prize awarded by Safran as part of the Student Aerospace Challenge was invited to the Paris Air Show by the Group.

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The six winning teams of the "Student Aerospace Challenge 2015", which rewards the most innovative and viable suborbital aircraft project, received their prizes this Friday, June 19, 2015 in the Pavilion of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the Paris Air Show. The ISAErmes* team from the ISAE school (ENSICA engineering section) received the Safran Prize for the Propulsion "work package" from Jean-Michel Sannino, representing Safran, which is partner for the operation. The winners were then invited to visit the Group stand (Hall 2A - 228-252) and have lunch at the Safran chalet (B139).

Designing an innovative and viable suborbital flight

Since 2006, the annual Challenge proposed by the European Astronaut Club has offered volunteer students from European institutions of higher education working in teams the opportunity of participating in the study of suborbital flight. The vehicle they design must be  reusable and capable of reaching a speed of Mach 3.5 and an altitude of 100 km, on the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and space. They are incited to research different aspects of suborbital flight: concept and predefinition, propulsion, avionics, maintenance, as well as legal and medical aspects.


Enhancing Safran's appeal

This year, 17 teams competed, presenting their projects before a jury made up of experts and project partners. In supporting this operation, Safran enhances the Group's appeal among students of targeted engineering colleges.

* Team members: Elliott Schires, Abdullah Simsek, Benoît Garnier, Christopher Chabert-Veau, Tristan Sarton du Jonchay, rewarded for their entry: "Electromagnetic levitation propulsion device catapulting a ramjet-powered VSH (Manned Suborbital Vehicle)"


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