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  1. CNES keeps a lookout for collisions in space

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    February 19, 2009

    Last week’s collision between the Kosmos and Iridium satellites was an exceptionally rare event. But with the growing field of orbital debris now encircling the planet, the ability to predict and avert such occurrences is today a key issue. CNES is at the forefront of efforts in this respect, keeping a constant watch over 15 satellites in low-Earth orbit and performing collision-avoidance manoeuvres when necessary.

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  2. Débris spatiaux: le CNES veut un espace « propre »

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    August 30, 2011

    Le nombre de débris spatiaux en orbite autour de la Terre impose aux agences spatiales des mesures pour garantir la pérennité de l’exploitation spatiale. Au sein du COPUOS, Comité de l’Espace des Nations Unies, le CNES participe aux réflexions autour de ces questions.

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