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  1. COROT science observations underway

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    December 27, 2006

    After stabilizing the boresight in fine-pointing mode, using the instrument as a super star tracker, teams at CNES and French national scientific research centre CNRS have acquired the 1st images on COROT’s exoplanet channel.

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  2. Pictures of Venus from Venus Express

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    February 14, 2006

    After successfully entering orbit around Venus on 11 April, Europe’s Venus Express probe has sent back its 1st pictures of the planet, revealing the 1st-ever views of Venus’ south pole.

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  3. Demeter pulling out all the stops

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    May 11, 2006

    Launched in 2004, Demeter is set to reach a new milestone on completing 2 years in orbit. Has this small experimental satellite succeeded in penetrating the mysterious ways in which earthquakes and the upper atmosphere appear to be linked? A science symposium in Toulouse, France, from 14-16 June will be presenting its 1st results.

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  4. Calipso flying high

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    December 1, 2006

    Orbited 28 April, the NASA/CNES Calipso satellite is designed to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on climate change. With the data validation phase of the mission drawing to an end, its 1st series of results is set to arrive this month. Calipso’s instruments have performed remarkably well since being switched on in May. “The instruments’ signal-to-noise ratio is even better than we expected,” confirms Jacques Pelon, Principal Investigator on the French side of the mission.

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  5. Planck first light survey reveals promising results

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    September 22, 2009

    The European infrared telescope has sent back its 1st images of the early Universe. Cosmologists and astrophysicists the world over are now looking forward to a treasure trove of data.

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