11th PERSEUS seminar at Novotel Massy-Palaiseau

The 11th seminar PERSEUS was held at the Novotel Massy Palaiseau on 28 and 29 January 2016 and was attended by 200 people, students, members of associations, supervisors and experts. Presentations, discussions, meetings around the posters and display achievements have marked these two beautiful days.
Séminaire PERSEUS 2016 - Photo de groupe

On Thursday night, the CNES Director of Launchers, Jean-Marc Astorg, conducted the traditional awards and highlighting:
J.-M. Astorg - Directeur des Lanceurs au CNES

  • The best realization, prize awarded for PEGASE Macro-Project, framed by Herakles and AJSEP in Bordeaux, for the realization of enhanced test model produced by the Bordeaux IUT for testing internal thermal protection (PTI) ENSCBP and performed by the nozzles by the IMA.
    Prix de la meilleure réalisation
  • The best teamwork, prize awarded to three students associations for the two-stage rocket HYDRA successfully launched at C’Space 2015. This comprehensive project was carried out in cooperation between Scube (ISAE), CLC (Ecole Centrale Lyon) and ISS (IPSA).
    Prix de la meilleure réalisation en équipe
  • the most innovative project, prize awarded to Fabien Royer, from the Scube association ISAE for his umbilical pulling System.
    Prix de la réalisation la plus innovante

These prices allow two students from each group to go to EUCASS symposium in July 2017 to present the work carried out as part of PERSEUS.

Furthermore, special mentions were awarded:
- * The MINERVA project for MLES5K-S1A engine (liquid oxygen-ethanol)
- * to Nicolas Narcon and Michael Lavarra, students from ISAE, for their work on post flight analysis of flight data from SERA1 through a system of "multi-sensor data fusion".

Finally, the award for best poster was awarded to the team IUT Ville d’Avray.

This seminar was also an opportunity for our European friends to present their own projects: DARE presented its rocket STRATOS II (TU Delft), SSC described his launch site Esrange, students from the University of Lulea Kiruna and high school have detailed the TAPAS payload, soon embeded on SERA2, DLR presented the STERN project and the University of Dresden its SMART project.

Again, this seminar enabled everyone to discover the numerous works and progress made on the project and to develop exchanges between teams. An exciting opportunity to develop synergies and foster creativity!

On the sidelines of the seminar, Saturday, Jan. 30, people involved in the project SERA2 attended its qualification review.