Free press releases distribution network?

Agency / Source: Safran Group

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article
This article was published free of charge. Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!



ArianeGroup Signs Contract with ESA for Future Prometheus Engine - Prometheus is a European demonstrator for a very low cost reusable engine, running on liquid oxygen (LOx) and methane. It is the precursor for future European launcher engines as of 2030 - ESA.int / Ariane.group
ArianeGroup Signs Contract with ESA for Future Prometheus Engine

 

PRTODAY - Newswire & PRZOOM/ - Paris, Ile-de-France, France, 12/18/2017 - Prometheus is a European demonstrator for a very low cost reusable engine, running on liquid oxygen (LOx) and methane. It is the precursor for future European launcher engines as of 2030 - ESA.int / Ariane.group.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Cable/Satellite/Broadband Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• Prometheus is a European demonstrator for a very low cost engine running on liquid oxygen and methane, versions of which could be powering European launchers as of 2030;
• ArianeGroup is committing numerous resources to the development of this new engine;
• The first tranche of this contract was signed in June 2017, at the Paris Air Show.

The aim is to be able to build future liquid propellant engines with a unit cost of about 1 million euros, or 10 times less than the cost of producing existing engines such as the Vulcain®2. The success of this type of technological challenge demands an entirely new approach and the use of innovative design and production methods and tools. Apart from switching from the traditional Ariane propellant (transition from the liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen combination to a combination of liquid oxygen and methane), the demonstrator will entail major developments, including digitilization of engine control and diagnostics, and manufacturing using 3D printing in a connected factory environment.

The 75 million euro contract signed today by Daniel Neuenschwander, Director of Space Transportation at the European Space Agency (ESA), and Alain Charmeau, CEO of ArianeGroup, the 50/50 joint-venture set up by the Airbus and Safran groups, covers the design, manufacturing and testing of the first two examples of the Prometheus demonstrator. The French space agency (CNES) is leading in the early design process, and testing is scheduled on the P5 test bed of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Lampoldshausen, Germany, as of 2020.

"The development of Ariane 6 is ontrack, with a first flight scheduled for 2020. This new Prometheus contract with the European Space Agency is paving the way for the future of European launchers, with the goal of designing and building a reusable engine for one tenth the cost of today's Vulcain®2 type engines. I therefore thank ESA and the Member States for their contribution and their confidence in entrusting us with the development of the European technology of tomorrow."

Following the initial phase which was completed in early December, the first Program Review confirmed the consistency of the design choices with engine specifications and in particular with the recurring cost targets. At the same time, subsystems testing has started with the gas generator campaign (one of the parts built using 3D printing) on the DLR's P8 test bed in Lampoldshausen.

About ArianeGroup

ArianeGroup develops and supplies innovative and competitive solutions for civil and military space launchers, with expertise in all aspects of state-of-the-art propulsion technologies. ArianeGroup (ariane.group) is lead contractor for Europe's Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launcher families, responsible for both design and the entire production chain, up to and including marketing by its Arianespace subsidiary, as well as for the missiles of the French oceanic deterrent force. ArianeGroup and its subsidiaries enjoy a global reputation as specialists in the field of equipment and propulsion for space applications, while their expertise also benefits other industrial sectors. The group is a joint venture equally owned by Airbus and Safran, and employs nearly 9,000 highly qualified staff in France and Germany. Its estimated proforma revenues exceed 3 billion euros.

Press Contact: Julien WATELET
P: +33(0)6 88 06 11 48 - E: julien.watelet[.]ariane.group.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Cable/Satellite/Broadband Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Agency / Source: Safran Group

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRTODAY - Newswire Distribution Service Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] [Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Cable/Satellite/Broadband articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


ArianeGroup Signs Contract with ESA for Future Prometheus Engine

Non-featured company website links are shown on a random basis
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRTODAY - Newswire Distribution Service and LINK as the source.
 
  For more information, please visit:
Links are available on a random basis for non premium members
ArianeGroup | Prometheus Engine
Contact: Astrid EMERIT - Ariane.group 
+33(0)6 86 65 45 02 astrid.emerit[.]ariane.group
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.

Cable/Satellite/Broadband via RSS
AddThis press release: ArianeGroup Signs Contract with ESA for Future Prometheus EngineAdd Cable/Satellite/Broadband News to My MSNAdd Cable/Satellite/Broadband News to My Yahoo!Add NewswireToday Cable/Satellite/Broadband Press Release Headline News to Your Google homepage or Google ReaderAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner

This article was published free of charge. Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!




Read More Articles From Safran Group / Company Profile



Read Cable/Satellite/Broadband Most Recent Related Press Releases:

55 Communication Satellites in Orbit for the Iridium® NEXT Constellation
Thales Alenia Space Put on Track its Spacebus Neo Product Line
Thales Alenia Space Chosen as Partner in PLATO
Sentinel-3B Ready for Launch
Construction Begins on the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System
NEC Expands Services from Space
Thales Alenia Space Announces Shipment from its UK Facility of the First Instrument for the European Space Agency’s EarthCARE Satellite Mission
GSA and Thales Launch the EDG²E Project to Further Optimise Aviation Navigation with Galileo
Leonardo Awarded Long-term Framework Contract for New Radar Systems by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology
Four O3b Satellites Ready for Launch

Reserve This Permanent SPACE

Your LOGO permanently HERE on PRTODAY - Newswire Distribution Service most visited Page start at $295 per month

 
Sponsored Links


Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.

Visit  Limelon Advertising, Co.

Visit Reverie Language Technologies (P) Ltd





Find business coaching, life coaching, executive coaching and corporate coaching, best selling coaching books, ...



 
  ©2014 PRTODAY — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRTODAY | Advertise | Contact | Investors | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts blogsIt younews.me newswiredistribution ezine younews.asia bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report news market search pr firms pr agencies business reports newswire today distri- bution investor relation successful internet entrepreneur free newswire distribution prtoday freenewswiredistribution.com asianewstoday bizwiretoday newswire pr today
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)