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Alkan Award to a french aerospace engineer

Paris, France - For an improvement to the gimbal systems on Ariane 5

Engineer Sophie Mauffrey, 36 y.o., has been awarded with Alkan 2000 for her project modifying the guidance system of the satellite launcher Eads Ariane 5 Plus. Vibrations and flexions in the airframe of the big satellite launchers increase with the growth of thrust and weight, as in order to increase the payload airframe structure and external panels are reduced to a minimum. With the system studied...

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency - 23555

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency