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Horizon Europe project

SALTO - reuSable strAtegic space Launcher Technologies & Operations

The aim of the SALTO project​

The SALTO aims to raise the maturity level of the first European reusable rocket technology, significantly  reduce launch costs, ensure improvements in the environmental footprint and strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in strategic space missions.

Facts about SALTO

The SALTO aims to raise the maturity level of the first European reusable rocket technology, significantly reduce launch costs, ensure improvements in the environmental footprint and strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in strategic space missions.

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SALTO project will test vertical landing of a reusable launcher stage prototype

SALTO will perform, for the first time in Europe, fly / recover / re-fly cycles of a reusable rocket first-stage demonstrator.

The SALTO project aims to validate the landing phase, which is particularly complex but essential in order to be able to recover a launcher. Two test campaigns will be conducted in Kiruna, Sweden.

SALTO - reuSable strAtegic space Launcher Technologies & Operations
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Reusability test facility at Esrange Space Center

The Esrange Space Center is located in the very north of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle (68°N, 21°E), 40 km East from the town Kiruna. On January 13, the new launch complex and dedicated testing area were allocated for the SALTO hop test campaigns.

SALTO consortium

The Horizon Europe project SALTO brings together an innovative European consortium of 25 partners and 1 affiliated entity, involving Large System integrators, research institutes and start-ups/SMEs from 12 Member States.

arianegroup
Amorim-Cork-Composites
avio
CNES
Deimos
G.L-electronic
GMV
gtd
INCAS
IDSERVICES
MT-aerospace
ONERA
REALTRA
SABCA
SAFRAN
shark-robotics
SPACE-Forest
SSC_salto project
ThalesAleniaSpace
WIT-Berry

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