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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. Readying for the UNISPACE+50 conference CNES at the first High-Level Forum on ‘Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development’

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    November 21, 2016

    The first High-Level Forum on ‘Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development’, organized by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in the run-up to the UNISPACE+50 conference in June 2018, is being held in Dubai from Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 November. At the invitation of Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), on the opening day of the forum CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall talked about the role of satellites in curbing climate change.

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  3. French-German space cooperation- CNES and DLR sign MERLIN cooperation agreement

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    September 14, 2016

    In the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, and Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace and Information Technology Policy, CNES and its German counterpart DLR signed on Wednesday 14 September in Berlin a cooperation agreement to design, build and operate the French-German MERLIN satellite devoted to measuring concentrations of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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  4. CNES and Airbus Defence and Space kick off French-German MERLIN mission

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    April 27, 2015

    CNES and Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) have signed a contract to develop the MERLIN satellite for an innovative French-German space mission to monitor methane in Earth’s atmosphere.

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  8. Combating climate change. CNES at High-level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue organized by Portugal in the Azores

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    April 21, 2017

    CNES is at the High-level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue organized by Portugal in the Azores on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April, which is bringing together a broad panel of institutional, science and industry stakeholders from the world’s space community. On this occasion, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall spoke about the crucial role of satellites and France’s preeminent place supporting efforts to curb climate change.

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  9. French-German space cooperation CNES and DLR apply decisions reached in Brussels and Lucerne

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    January 27, 2017

    Thursday 26 January, the German space agency DLR presented its traditional New Year wishes in Berlin. On this occasion, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall met Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of DLR’s Executive Board, and members of the German space community. He took the opportunity to review progress on applying the new Space Strategy for Europe adopted in Brussels by the European Commission, and the advancement of programmes approved at the ESA Ministerial Conference in Lucerne.

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  10. COP21 space agenda: CNES and DLR reaffirm commitment to developing MERLIN satellite

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    December 8, 2015

    In the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, and Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace and Information Technology Policy, CNES and its German counterpart DLR met on Tuesday 8 December at Le Bourget in Paris to reaffirm their commitment to jointly developing the MEthane Remote sensing LIdar missioN (MERLIN) satellite that is set to measure concentrations of methane in Earth’s atmosphere with unprecedented precision.

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  11. Préparation de la conférence UNISPACE+50 Le CNES au premier High Level Forum "Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development"

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    November 21, 2016

    Le premier High Level Forum "Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development", organisé par le COPUOS (Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) en vue de préparer la conférence UNISPACE+50 de juin 2018, se tient à Dubaï, du dimanche 20 au jeudi 24 novembre. A l’invitation de Simonetta Di Pippo, Directrice du Bureau des affaires spatiales de l’ONU, Jean-Yves Le Gall, Président du CNES, a présenté lors de la journée d’ouverture, le rôle des satellites dans la lutte contre le changement climatique.

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  12. Multimedia Gallery

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    October 25, 2016

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  13. Politique spatiale européenne Jan Wörner, Directeur général de l’ESA, a visité le Centre Spatial de Toulouse

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    May 18, 2017

    Jeudi 18 mai, Jan Wörner, Directeur général de l’ESA, a visité le Centre Spatial de Toulouse, l’un des quatre centres d’excellence du CNES qui est le premier contributeur de l’ESA. Il a été reçu par Jean-Yves Le Gall, Président du CNES et coprésident du Conseil de l’ESA. Cette rencontre souligne l’intérêt du Directeur général de l’ESA pour les avancées que réalise le CNES, tant pour la lutte contre le changement climatique que pour l’exploration martienne.

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  16. System

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    July 26, 2016

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  18. Coopération spatiale franco-allemande- Signature de l’accord de coopération MERLIN entre le CNES et le DLR

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    September 14, 2016

    En présence de Thierry Mandon, Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Enseignement supérieur et à la Recherche, et de Brigitte Zypries, Secrétaire d’Etat aux Affaires économiques et à l’Energie et Coordinatrice du gouvernement allemand pour l’Aérospatial et les Technologies de l’Information, le CNES et son homologue allemand, le DLR, ont signé mercredi 14 septembre à Berlin, l'accord de coopération portant sur la conception, la réalisation et la mise en œuvre du satellite franco-allemand MERLIN, dédié à la mesure de la concentration de méthane dans l’atmosphère, puissant gaz à effet de Serre.

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  19. Artist's views

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    October 25, 2016

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