SERA rockets represent the "Performance" sector of ARES demonstrators.
The main objective of this project is to perform a supersonic flight to test and validate technologies developed in the frame of PERSEUS Project, to improve our knowledge on supersonic flight and to prepare the development of more powerful rocket.
SERA objectives are:
Validate the technologies developed within the ARES macro-project for supersonic flights (Mach > 1,2).
Allow a complete return of the trajectory and atmospheres met during the flight.
Qualify PERSEUS procedures for the sizing atmospheric test cases of a future launcher: conditions for transonic flight and maximum dynamic pressure.