They are part of the “French Tech”. Today, a myriad of new start-ups have established themselves in the landscape of the French space industry. Among these, some stand out boldly and offer unusual projects, but which nevertheless interest the institutions. Let’s find them.
The New Space now presents itself as a part ofaerospace driven by an original state of mind and offering methodologies that are a little different from those of the major manufacturers that we know well (ArianeGroup, Airbus Defense & Space, Thales Alenia Space, etc.). Some, like embark on the of micro-rockets, others like Hemeria, U-Space or Anywaves in the construction of or equipment, still others like Kineis or UnseenLabs offer services provided by their . In this whole ecosystem, there are the unclassifiable.
theis booming, with from Blue Origin or . In China as in the United States, tourism service projects in space are flourishing, in France too, even if not exactly in space. Indeed, the Toulouse start-up offers flights in the capable of carrying six passengers.
Admittedly, the flight will culminate around 30-40 km altitude, but it will last several hours, unlike the flights ofor Blue Origin which only last a few minutes. Zephalto claims on the one hand that the public will have more time to admire the bluish halo of our and on the other hand that the of such a trip will be neutral, with a filled with helium and running on solar. Zephalto approached Cnes because the agency has been an expert in stratospheric balloon flights for decades.
As for the start-upshe offers to send one of your familiar objects , then bring it back to you. Thus, you will be the owner of an object having stayed in the ISS. Toucan Space has already sent objects into the station four times.
To the Moon with Cnes
Cnes launched the incubatorwith Nubo. by Cnes in October 2021, carrying out some crazy projects at a time when human beings are about to return to the . All of these will find a market on Earth to develop their unusual solutions such as Anyfields which will test the performance of antennas, Métis which will detect astronauts’ spacesuits, or even who wants to offer a cargo service between the Earth and the Moon.
For its part, the start-upoffers to provide lunar habitats or for Martian bases. The EuroHab habitat will be inflatable and . It can also be installed underwater. The habitat would be sent to the Moon from Earth or from the station Gateway, would land on the surface of the Moon and then unfold.
The latest start-up selected by TechTheMoon, Orius Technologies, which offers to develop configurable “cabinets” to grow all types of plants, fruits or vegetables. Thus, astronauts on the Moon would eat something other than freeze-dried food. This concept could be associated for example with the other inflatable lunar module proposed by the start-upnamed BioPod, whose purpose is to recreate climatic conditions “ ideal for life on Earth and in space “.