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  1. CNES embarks on expedition with Jean-Louis Etienne

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    March 17, 2010

    In April, French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne will set out on a 3,500-km balloon crossing of the North Pole between Spitsbergen and Alaska. A challenging mission that aims to gain new insights into this secret territory.

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  2. Swarm scientific satellites set to launch on 22 November

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    October 25, 2013

    The European Space Agency’s three Swarm satellites are scheduled to be placed into low-Earth orbit (460-530 km) on 22 November from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia, by a Rockot launcher. Their objective is to gather crucial data about Earth’s magnetic field with a suite of instruments that CNES and its partners helped to develop. Watch the Swarm launch event live from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, and liftoff from Plesetsk, Russia from 11h45 (CET)  

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  3. Three Swarm satellites in Earth orbit

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    October 25, 2013

    The Russian Rockot light launcher lifted off on schedule this Friday 22 November from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome carrying the three ESA scientific satellites dedicated to studying Earth’s magnetic field.

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