The manufacturer of safety solutions for parachutes Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Training flight for in-air launch 1st stage Capture demonstration (FALCon https://www.falcon-iac.eu/). Under the guidance of DLR, research is underway on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for re-use.
The purpose of FALCon is to achieve cost-effective and environmentally friendly satellite transport. The focus of the project is on the return of the rocket phases after launch. In order to be able to reuse these phases, efforts are being made to recover them in the air using a "rocket".
For the next three years (from March 2019 to February 2022) the focus will be on the development and flight demonstration of a technical solution for this idea. While you are still in the air, the rocket stages must be captured by a
sea transport by air and pulled near the landing site. There, the stages must land independently.
"We are proud to be part of the FALCon research project together with five international partners and DLR in the field of HORIZON2020 (EC grant 821953), the largest research and innovation program of the EU to date. and the flying rocket stadium trailer, which is an autonomous and safe landing, is a particularly interesting topic for us as manufacturers of safety parachute solutions, "says Andreas Ploier, CEO of Drone Rescue Systems GmbH.
The research project has already conducted initial flight experiments with small unmanned aircraft.
Drone Rescue Systems GmbH, awarded by the European Space Agency (ESNC-2016), has developed the fastest and most efficient parachute safety solution for drones currently available on the market. The safety parachute solution works independently and independently of the drone and ejects the parachute in a fraction of a second, allowing safe and commercial use of the drone even in crowded places.
The main objectives of Drone Rescue products are to reduce the risk of injuring people on the ground and safely reducing expensive equipment when the drone fails during flight.