The Small Innovative Launcher for Europe (SMILE) project, a European Union Horizon 2020 project, was officially launched at the European Space Solutions conference in The Hague.
This project is a study into a small launch vehicle concept and aims to derisk a number of key technologies. SMILE targets both the market for education and in-orbit demonstration and commercial, scientific and governmental missions.
ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space role as part of the consortium is related to a market survey and business case for small launch vehicles and the development of a small microsatellite separation system.
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