The lightest air is soaring to new horizons

3 November 2021
14 h 30 min | 17 h 30 min
Cité des sciences et de l’industrie (auditorium)
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 - Paris - (France)

Lighter than Air has an ancient origin and various applications are well known, but with little development. Multiple reasons lead to propose, today, new commercial achievements; what are these new features and for which projects?

For scientific balloons, CNES with its balloon systems and the CNRS, with its instruments, position France as a world leader, alongside the United States in this field. Each year, CNES organizes flight campaigns at different latitudes in the stratosphere up to 40 km altitude for the study of the atmosphere and astronomy. What are the technical advances and scientific missions carried out?

  • New prospects for airships

    by Pascal TAILLANDIER, head of captive and airship balloon projects at ONERA

  • Stratospheric balloons for science and technology

    by Vincent DUBOURG, Deputy Balloons Director at CNES

Admission is free, subject to availability.

(Health pass is mandatory)

The conference will also be broadcast live on the Youtube channel of the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie


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