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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. Sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus

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    November 23, 2010

    Using data gathered by a measuring instrument on the Venus Express spacecraft developed with CNES support, an international team of researchers1 has found evidence of sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus.

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  3. Pictures of Venus from Venus Express

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    February 14, 2006

    After successfully entering orbit around Venus on 11 April, Europe’s Venus Express probe has sent back its 1st pictures of the planet, revealing the 1st-ever views of Venus’ south pole.

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  4. France-Israel space cooperation: CNES at the 13th Ilan Ramon Conference- First vegetation-monitoring results from Venus & New partnership on cloud science

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    January 29, 2018

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall spoke at the 13th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held at the University of Tel Aviv on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 January, on the theme of ‘Remote Sensing in the New Era’. He took this opportunity to meet with the Israel Space Agency’s President, Isaac Ben Israel, and its Director General, Avi Blasberger

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  5. [VIDEO] Space Cooperation France-Israel [English version]

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    June 21, 2018
    Space Cooperation France-Israel [English version]

    France signed in 1994 a space cooperation with Israel and create the Venus mission. This satellite is expected to give informations about the evolution of the natural cycles of vegetation on Earth.

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  6. Venus

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    April 20, 2021

    Of similar size and mass, Venus is sometimes considered Earth’s twin.

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  7. Venus

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    April 25, 2017

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  8. European planetary exploration reborn with Venus Express

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    July 3, 2006

    Launched in November 2005, the Venus Express space probe has been studying the “morning star” since April 2006. Armed with a full suite of science instruments, the main ones developed with CNES support, it is today revealing Venus in all its surprising complexity. Earth and Venus are of similar size and mass, and they move around the Sun on relatively similar orbits.

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  9. Instruments

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    April 25, 2017

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  10. Venus Express reaches its final destination

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    April 11, 2006

    After a 400-million-km cruise since its launch last November, Europe’s Venus Express space probe reached its destination on 11 April, with a series of complex manoeuvres to successfully take it into orbit around Venus.

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  11. VIRTIS results

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    October 10, 2014

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  12. SPICAV results

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    October 10, 2014

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  13. Mission

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    April 25, 2017

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  15. Key milestones

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    March 15, 2017

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  16. VIRTIS

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    April 25, 2017

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  17. Aspera-4

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    April 25, 2017

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  18. Spicav

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    October 10, 2014

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  19. Satellite

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    April 25, 2017

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