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  1. CNES on the trail of l'Oiseau Blanc

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    August 15, 2011

    For the last 4 years, Bernard Decré has been searching off the coast of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon for the wreck of a plane in which 2 French pilots, Nungesser and Coli, might have made the first Atlantic crossing 12 days before Lindbergh. Next spring, CNES is set to supply the ASM magnetometer from the Swarm mission in an attempt to find their biplane.

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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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