PERSEUS Seminar : a great success for its 10th edition at the Palais de la Découverte

The PERSEUS seminar was organized on 29 and 30 January 2015. Initially planned to Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the exhibition had to be moved yesterday by the PERSEUS team to le Palais de la Découverte, following a social movement in the city. ThLe Palais de la Découverte has hosted the seminar PERSEUS and allowed him to celebrate its 10th anniversary in an emblematic place, appreciated by all participants.

More than 230 people attended the seminar to discover the work in the many themes offered by PERSEUS, and interact with the young actors of the project. Students, supervisors, partners were present and were also able to appreciate the achievements outlined in the main hall of the Palace.
European friends came to present their own student projects: NAROM, DLR / STERN, DARE Association of the University of Delft ...

Claudie Haigneré, the President of Universcience, met the winners of this year’s award PERSEUS.
The first day of the seminar ended with the award from the hands of Marie-Anne Clair, Deputy Director of CNES Launcher Directorate:
- * The prize best realisation and the prize best teamwork were awarded jointly to all the students who participated in the realisation and the campaign of our first supersonic rocket SERA1, launched May 7, 2014 from Kiruna at Esrange Space Center of SSC (Swedish Space Corporation):
- ** IPSA (Polytechnic Institute of Advanced Sciences)
- ** OCTAVE Association (Technological Creation Aerospace Agency of the City of Evry) of UEVE (University of Evry-Val d’Essonne)
- ** S3 Association (Supaero Space Section) Supaero-ISAE (Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space)
- * The prize for the most innovative project has been assigned to the IPSA Mechatronics Laboratory for its work on sandwich composite materials. This work allowed the filing of a patent and apply equally to tubular structures or fins thrust or thrust plates.
- * The prize best poster was given to the Ecole Centrale de Paris for the presentation of their work on modeling the jet impact for bi-liquid combustion (Lox / Ethanol) developed in the MINERVA framework and performed with EM2C laboratory support.

Special mentions were also awarded to:
- * Roxel to implement the second multi-propellant (Lox / fuel) supply bench, which will allow to achieve the firing tests throughout the MINERVA engine.
- * The SME STIM for its cooperation with students with respect to advice and design proposals for improving the parts which will manufactured. STIM especially manufactures rings for the demonstrators of experimental rockets and main pats of the MINERVA engine.

A special mention of encouragement was awarded to CLC students (Centrale Lyon Cosmos), IPSA and S3 involved in the two-stage rocket demonstrator HYDRA, the inter-stage separation system disfunctionning during C’Space 2014 and for which a cause analysis process with finding solutions and implementing best remedial solution is applied and will help to motivate other students on the future other two-stage rocket.

Following the award ceremony, a session at the Planetarium was highly appreciated by all. Thursday ended with a cocktail on the rotunda of the Palais de la Découverte, with views down the PERSEUS exposure.

The presentations and discussions before the posters and achievements continued throughout the day on Friday.

The seminar was followed on Saturday by the ARES 2015 Project Definition Review and the establishment of discussions for the organization of the next supersonic rocket SERA2.

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