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Ariane 6: powering Europe into space

The inaugural flight of the new European launcher is scheduled for Tuesday July 9, 2024.

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Founded in 1961, CNES is a programmatic agency, field centre and space operator encompassing all of the functions required to shape and execute the French government’s space strategy, and to deploy public policies that rely on the space sector (land management, agriculture, health, telecommunications, natural disasters, defence, etc.).

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