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  1. CNES-Eumetsat cooperation Signature of agreement extending the image-quality system of the 3MI instrument on MetOp-SG satellites

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    November 7, 2016

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Eumetsat Director General Alain Ratier have signed a cooperation agreement to extend the image-quality system of the 3MI instrument (Multi-viewing, Multi-channel, Multi-polarization Imager) that will fly from 2021 on the European MetOp-SG A weather satellite of the Eumetsat Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG).

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  4. European MetOp-SG weather satellites: CNES and Eumetsat sign agreement on new-generation IASI-NG instruments

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    December 7, 2015

    Today at CNES’s Head Office in Paris, the agency’s President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Alain Ratier, Director General of Eumetsat, signed a cooperation agreement to develop a new generation of Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometers (IASI-NG) to be flown starting in 2021 on the three MetOp-SG A weather satellites of Eumetsat’s Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG).

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  5. CNES-Eumetsat cooperation Agencies sign agreement to fly Argos instruments on MetOp-SG satellites

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    June 28, 2016

    Monday 27 June in Darmstadt, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Eumetsat Director General Alain Ratier signed a cooperation agreement to fly instruments for the Argos data collection and location system on Eumetsat’s MetOp-SG second-generation polar-orbiting satellites. The signing ceremony was also attended by Christophe Vassal, CEO of CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites), the CNES subsidiary that operates the Argos system and, like Eumetsat, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

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  9. Surveying Earth’s oceans: Jason-1 and Jason-2 join forces

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    February 24, 2009

    After a 6-month cross-calibration phase, Jason-2 has been moved into the orbit of its predecessor Jason-1. The 2 ocean-observing satellites will now fly in tandem on parallel ground tracks until Jason-1 reaches the end of its mission life, thereby doubling ocean data coverage.

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  10. Jason-2: a family affair

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    May 27, 2008

    Jason-2’s main mission is to take over from its predecessor Jason-1 and assure data continuity. But the latest in the series of oceanography satellites is also carrying some new passengers. A brief tour of the “added extras” on Jason-2...

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  11. Go-ahead for Argos-4

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    October 14, 2008

    CNES and its partners recently decided to upgrade the Argos global satellite-based location and data collection system, which currently serves some 18,000 transmitters operating around the world.

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  12. Jason-2 delivers its first global maps

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    August 7, 2008

    The first global ocean maps delivered by Jason-2 compare very closely to those obtained by its predecessor Jason-1. A real bonus for the teams calibrating the satellite’s instruments.

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  13. Feu vert pour le lancement d'Argos-4

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    October 10, 2008

    Le CNES et ses partenaires viennent de prendre la décision d’améliorer le système mondial de localisation et de collecte de données par satellites Argos. Environ 18 000 balises sont à ce jour actives à travers la planète.

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