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  1. France-Israel space cooperation. Upcoming launch of the French-Israeli Venus satellite CNES and ISA leading the way on climate action electric propulsion.

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    July 20, 2017

    The French-Israeli VENµS satellite (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New MicroSatellite) set to be orbited on 1 August by a Vega launcher from the Guiana Space Centre features four key innovations, with a very compact spacecraft bus, a high-performance instrument, new image-acquisition tasking capability and a technology mission focused on electric propulsion.

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  2. State visit of French President to the People’s Republic of China- Preparations for space agenda of COP21, letter of intent signed on space and climate

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    November 2, 2015

    Monday 2 November in Beijing, in the presence of French President François Hollande and his Chinese counterpart, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Xu Dazhe, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), signed a letter of intent to establish a framework for long-term cooperation on climate change studies and oceanography.

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  3. France-China space cooperation 11th meeting of French-Chinese Space Committee Signature of cooperation agreement on HY-2 ocean-observing missions

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    May 23, 2017

    Tuesday 23 May in Paris, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Wu Yanhua, Vice-Administrator of the China National Space Administration, chaired the 11th meeting of the French-Chinese Space Committee. On this occasion, they discussed space cooperation between the two nations, reviewed progress on their flagship joint programmes CFOSat and SVOM, and signed a cooperation agreement on the HY-2 ocean-observing missions.

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  4. Inauguration of CNES’s Climate Dome Presentation of MicroCarb satellite

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    September 30, 2015

    Wednesday 30 September, President François Hollande officially inaugurated the CNES Climate Dome in the courtyard of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, where CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall played host to Mr Hollande, Ségolène Royal, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Emmanuel Macron, the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Technologies, and Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State in charge of Higher Education and Research, for a guided tour.

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  5. France-Israel space cooperation CNES at the 12th Ilan Ramon Conference “Bringing Space Down To Earth”

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    January 30, 2017

    CNES and IAF President Jean-Yves Le Gall was at the 12th Ilan Ramon Conference in Herzliya, Israel, on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 January, on the theme “Bringing Space Down To Earth”. He took this opportunity to laud the value of international cooperation through the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and to meet his counterpart at the Israel Space Agency (ISA).

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  6. Coopération spatiale entre la France et Israël. Prochain lancement du satellite franco-israélien Venus. Le CNES et l’ISA à la pointe de la lutte contre le changement climatique

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    July 20, 2017

    Fort de quatre innovations, le satellite franco-israélien Venµs (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Microsatellite) sera lancé le 1er août par un lanceur Vega au Centre Spatial Guyanais. Venµs est basé sur une plateforme très compacte, un instrument très performant, une programmation d’images innovante et une mission technologique sur la propulsion électrique.

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  7. New Delhi Declaration- Space agency heads reaffirm commitment to monitor greenhouse gases emissions

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    April 4, 2016

    Attending the 10th edition of the Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium (APRSS) in New Delhi, the heads of some of the world’s space agencies came together on Sunday 3 April at a meeting organized by Dr A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The agency heads approved the principles of a Declaration underlining contributions by the space sector in support of the outcomes of the COP21 in Paris.

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  8. Jean-Yves Le Gall: “In 2015, CNES will be making climate central to its space policy”

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    December 11, 2014

    Monday 5 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall delivered his New Year wishes to members of the French and international press in the Salle de l’Espace at Paris Les Halles. This traditional gathering provided the opportunity to review a year of historic successes for CNES and to present the agency’s strategy and challenges for 2015, a year in which the focus will be on climate in the lead-up to the COP 21 global climate summit in Paris in December.

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  9. CNES at the COSPAR Symposium ‘Water and Life in the Universe’- Preparing the space agenda for COP21

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    November 10, 2015

    CNES is at the COSPAR Symposium, ‘Water and Life in the Universe’, which is bringing together the world’s space science community this week at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the opening of this event on 9 November as part of preparations for the space agenda of the COP21 climate conference.

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