|Dream Chaser, successful cooperation with Sierra Nevada for future NASA mission||https://www.cira.it/en/communication/news/collaborazione-con-snc-per-test-sul-dream-chaser/Dream Chaser, successful cooperation with Sierra Nevada for future NASA mission||Dream Chaser, successful cooperation with Sierra Nevada for future NASA mission||Performed in CIRA Plasma Wind Tunnel "Scirocco" a test campaign for the US company Sierra Nevada. The tests have been carried out in the frame of SNC's development program for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, the vehicle selected by NASA to provide cargo delivery, return and disposal service for the International Space Station.|
|Hexafly, the co-financed ESA-UE project for the development of the aircraft of the future||https://www.cira.it/en/communication/news/hexafly-progetto-di-sviluppo-del-velivolo-ipersonico/Hexafly, the co-financed ESA-UE project for the development of the aircraft of the future||Hexafly, the co-financed ESA-UE project for the development of the aircraft of the future||With the new signed contract, the series of six contracts that the European Space Agency (ESA) assigned to CIRA is now complete. They concern the activities in the HEXAFLY-INT project, whose main goal is the realization and the in-flight experimentation of a hypersonic unpowered demonstrator named EFTV (Experimental Flight Test Vehicle). |
|Paolo Annunziato is the new CIRA President||https://www.cira.it/en/communication/news/paolo-annunziato-nuovo-presidente-cira/Paolo Annunziato is the new CIRA President||Paolo Annunziato is the new CIRA President||Paolo Annunziato is the new CIRA President.
The decision was taken unanimously by the Shareholder's Meeting after Claudio Rovai's decision to resign for personal reasons.
|First data from the micro-climate station prototype in Antarctica||https://www.cira.it/en/communication/news/installata-la-stazione-micro-climatica-in-antartide/First data from the micro-climate station prototype in Antarctica||First data from the micro-climate station prototype in Antarctica||On December, 17th the installation of the micro-climate station prototype was completed as planned in the SIMACE (system to monitor environmental parameters in hostile conditions) project funded by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research through the National Program for the Research in Antarctica.|
|Tests on extraterrestrial material||https://www.cira.it/en/communication/news/test-in-ghibli-su-meteorite/Tests on extraterrestrial material||Tests on extraterrestrial material||In the Ghibli hypersonic facility, two meteorite fragments have been subjected to the heating conditions they undergo during entry into the Earth's atmosphere at speeds exceeding 12 km/s. The purpose of the activity successfully performed in collaboration with the Univ. of Florence was to acquire the emission spectrum of the ablation products.|