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Atmospheric re-entry - Aerothermodynamics (In English Only)

This community deals with all the topics related to atmospheric reentry, from the fundamental physics at play during reentry to the development of strategy and technologies either to perform a safe reentry (manned flight) or to have the vehicle reentering to demise (limit risk on ground).

The COMET  will support open innovation initiatives and any activities that could foster cross exchanges between experts from space and beyond. The COMET is open to worldwide contributions.

The COMET can provide logistic supply (room for meetings, webconf plateform, etc…) and sponsoring.

OIActions that could be undertook are:

  • Dissemination of information
    • Presentation of R&T activities outcomes
    • Presentation and Benchmarking of simulation tools
    • RoadMap sharing, ...
  • Set up working group to identify major topics of interest and work on it
  • Visit experimental facilities
  • Seminar, Lectures, training session

Outcomes could be

  • Cooperation with shared R&T activities, co-management of a Ph.D. thesis or of trainee, etc…
  • Publications, position paper
  • Share data base
  • Definition of a benchmark, experiment
  • Preparation of a shared Roadmap
  • Etc…

Be a part of it, join the community! You can also propose event or submit any ideas in line with the objectives of the COMET

Watch the film about Atmospheric re-entry of ATV


  • Julien ANNALORO
    community moderator
  • Melissa MARTY
  • Yann Charront
    Chef de service
  • Lilian Prévost
    Expert senior propulsion lanceur
  • 10 December 2018
    from 09H00 to 17H00
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    Trajectoires faible énergie et propulsion électrique

    ORB - Orbital mechanics
    This main purpose of this seminar was to make experts in space guidance and electric propulsion exchange on diverse propulsion technologies and on the compliance of these technologies with future missions. But it was also a time to discuss the effects of these technologies on guidance methods. As electric propulsion reaches maturity, it allows studies about new missions in which guidance algorithms have been adapted or renewed. The aim of the seminar ...
    • LAAS - salle EUROPE, Toulouse, France
    • EN
    • No videoconference
    • Public
  • 25 October 2018
    from 14H00 to 17H00
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    ATD3 session at Clean Space Industrial Days

    PAAE - Aerothermodynamics
    This ATD3 session was organized aside the Clean Space Industrial Days on October 25th. As usual, it was the occasion to disseminate information regarding the last developments in atmosphric reentry and to exchange about benchmark test cases.
    • ESA-ESTEC, Toulouse, France
    • EN
    • No videoconference
    • Public