The space propulsion of the future

Lecture recording (in French): Mr. Alberto Rossi, Head of Propulsion, Pyrotechnics and Aerothermodynamics Department, CNESat the José Cabanis Media Library in Toulouse on February 22, 2022.

Space propulsion systems have a great influence on our ability to travel to other planets or on how cheaply a satellite can provide telecommunication services.

This conference aims to provide an up-to-date overview of all kinds of propulsion systems ranging from conventional (Chemical) technology, from nuclear propulsion to electric propulsion systems, to solar and even revolutionary sail propulsion. The limitations of current concepts will be shown along with a glimpse of what they might look like in the future. From historical developments, the listener will be taken on a journey showing all kinds of amazing technology. CNES is actively involved in advanced propulsion research and contributes with its know-how and experience to many of the topics presented.

The conference is designed for all those who are interested in how to travel in space.

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