The French National Air and Space Academy (Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace, or AAE) is holding a conference on plasma space propulsion on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palais de la découverte in Paris.
The conferences start at 2 p.m. with a speech by Denis Packan, research engineer and head of Plasma applications at ONERA, the French aerospace lab. This presentation will explain the operating principle of plasma propulsion and the different physical phenomena used, and summarize the technologies employed in addition to the theoretical and experimental tools underlying their design.
The closing conference by Olivier Duchemin, PPS* 5000 / MHEV Technical Brand Manager at Safran Aircraft Engines, aims to reveal the full potential of this new propulsion energy, as well as its different possible applications and uses in the near future.
Plasma propulsion, also known as electric propulsion, has been studied since the 1960s, but its expansion only became possible recently. This energy has impressive potential, and its exploitation offers unexpected possibilities from a technical point of view. One day, it could even help take us to Mars…
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2017, AT 2 P.M.
Palais de la découverte – Paris 75 008, France
Open event with free admission (subject to seat availability)