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  1. European space policy ESA Director General Jan Wörner visits Toulouse Space Centre

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    May 18, 2017

    Thursday 18 May, ESA Director General Jan Wörner visited the Toulouse Space Centre, one of the four centres of excellence of CNES, the chief contributor to ESA. He was welcomed by CNES President and ESA Council co-Chair Jean-Yves Le Gall. This visit underlined the ESA Director General’s interest in the advances that CNES is achieving to curb climate change and in Mars exploration.

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  2. Why is there so little water left on Mars?

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    June 24, 2021

    Mars is known for its thin atmosphere, where CO2 dominates and provides most of the atmospheric mass and pressure. In fact, the pressure is similar to that in the Earth’s stratosphere, which is a layer of the atmosphere, at more than 30km above the surface.

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  3. Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, visits CNES Pavilion with ESA Council

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    June 20, 2017

    At the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, CNES brought together the members of the ESA Council with Frédérique Vidal, the Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The gathering provided the opportunity to reflect on Europe’s space policy.

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  5. Space cooperation with the Czech Republic- CNES celebrates Czech Republic’s 10 years of success in ESA

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    November 13, 2018

    Tuesday 13 November, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall spoke at a conference held at the Prague Congress Centre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s membership of the European Space Agency (ESA), in the presence of Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Dan Ťok, Minister for Transport, and Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of ESA. He pointed to the Czech Republic’s remarkable accomplishments in space and its successful integration in ESA. At a roundtable session on international space cooperation, he also underlined the partnership agreement signed with France, which further strengthens the bilateral actions by the two countries.

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  6. L’Europe spatiale recrute ses prochain(e)s astronautes

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    April 1, 2021

    Jusqu’au 18/06/2021, les femmes et les hommes qui rêvent d’espace peuvent présenter leur candidature à l’ESA pour intégrer le corps des astronautes européens. Un recrutement hors normes pour une carrière exceptionnelle.

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  7. GOCE redraws the map of Earth’s geoid

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    April 29, 2011

    After 2 years in orbit, ESA’s GOCE satellite recently unveiled the latest 3D map of Earth’s geoid, the reference surface that serves to measure elevations.

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  8. Frédérique Vidal, Ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, visite le Pavillon du CNES en présence du Conseil de l’ESA

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    June 20, 2017

    À l’occasion du 52ème Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace de Paris Le Bourget, le CNES a réuni les membres du Conseil de l’ESA autour de Frédérique Vidal, Ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation. Cette rencontre a permis de faire notamment un point sur la politique spatiale européenne.

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  10. CNES supports SpaceUp Paris

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    May 7, 2013

    From 24 to 26 May, the first SpaceUp Paris event is being organized by a community of bloggers with a passion for space. An innovative initiative that CNES is supporting by hosting a kick-off session on 24 May at the agency’s Launch Vehicles Directorate, focusing on Ariane 6.

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  11. Technical characteristics

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    February 4, 2020

    Soyuz ST is a variant of Soyuz 2 adapted to weather conditions in French Guiana and to the requirements of the French Space Operations Act (FSOA).

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  12. Organization

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    February 4, 2020

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  13. ESA RELEASES FIRST IMAGES FROM SOLAR ORBITER

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    July 16, 2020

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first images from its Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which completed its commissioning phase in mid-June and made its first close approach to the Sun. Shortly thereafter, the European and U.S. science teams behind the mission’s ten instruments were able to test the entire instrument suite in concert for the first time.

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  14. [VIDEO] Earth form Space: CNES and ESA discuss future cooperation

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    July 25, 2017
    Earth from Space: special edition

    In this special edition, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the CNES French Space Agency, and Josef Aschbacher, Director of ESA's Earth Observation Programmes, join the show to discuss how cooperation will further benefit Earth observation and the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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  15. LISA Pathfinder- End of a successful mission

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    October 17, 2017

    Tuesday 18 July, the LISA Pathfinder satellite received its last command to shut down after the final series of science commands uplinked by ESA at the end of June.

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  17. L’ESA DEVOILE LES PREMIERES IMAGES DE SOLAR ORBITER

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    July 16, 2020

    Les premières images prises par Solar Orbiter, la nouvelle sonde d’exploration du Soleil de l’ESA, viennent d’être dévoilées par l’agence spatiale européenne. Solar Orbiter a terminé mi-juin sa phase de « recette en vol » et effectué un premier passage rapproché au-dessus du Soleil. Les équipes scientifiques européennes et américaines derrière les dix instruments de la mission ont peu après pu tester pour la première fois à l’unisson la suite complète d’instruments.

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  19. Your mission, if you accept it: to build the future of space

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    August 19, 2016

    On 10 September, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organizing the first Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe.

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  20. Overview

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    February 4, 2020

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