The IPROP Project began on November 1st, 2023. This project, coordinated by prof. Marco Belan of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano, is funded by the EIC Pathfinder Open program of the European Innovation Council.

The project includes a vast program of studies on ion propulsion in the atmosphere, starting from fundamental research and leading to the creation of a flying demonstrator and to the study of applications in the stratosphere.

The kick-off meeting, which involves the participation of representatives of the 8 European partners, is set for 21 and 22 November 2023.