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    1. What do we know about Mars’ interior?

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      November 26, 2018

      The first missions to reach the surface of Mars date back 40 years, but many mysteries still lie beneath its top layer of iron oxide. To delve deeper into the red planet, the InSight lander is carrying a system able to drill down to five metres and sound Mars’ surface over a radius of thousands of kilometres. Following its arrival on Mars, we talk about what we already know and what we hope to discover there with CNES’s Francis Rocard, head of Solar System Exploration programmes, and Philippe Laudet, SEIS project leader for InSight and head of the agency’s Astronomy and Astrophysics programme.

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    3. How do balloons fly?

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      June 24, 2005

      A simple experiment will help us to understand how balloons fly.

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    6. SuperCam and its super sensors

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      March 31, 2021

      The French Space Agency (CNES) has reported the first images obtained on Mars using the Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) of the SuperCam instrument (the French contribution to NASA JPL PERSEVERANCE Rover) during the CNES Press Conference. The instrument provides high resolution (<70 µrad per pixel) color images for planetologists.

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    7. MSL on its way to Mars

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      November 28, 2011

      Curiosity, the ultra-sophisticated rover on the U.S. Mars Science Laboratory mission, lifted off for Mars on 26 November from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Several French laboratories are along for the ride.

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    8. MARS 2020 MISSION- WATCH THE LANDING OF THE PERSEVERANCE ROVER AND ITS FRENCH SUPERCAM INSTRUMENT LIVE

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      February 9, 2021

      Thursday 18 February, just before 10:00 p.m. CET, the Perseverance rover will set down in Jezero Crater, an impact basin 45 kilometres across, home to an ancient river delta that flowed 3½ billion years ago into a lake—a site that could have preserved fossil traces of past life.

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    10. Comment les satellites se mettent au vert

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      July 22, 2021

      L’écoconception des systèmes spatiaux fait partie des grandes orientations du CNES pour réduire son empreinte environnementale. Une démarche ambitieuse qui s’appuie sur l’analyse du cycle de vie des missions.

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    16. Investigating a tumultuous paleoclimate on Mars

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      May 12, 2021

      In an article published in April, William Rapin, a research scientist at the IRAP astrophysics and planetology research institute, presents with his team the first indications that Mars’ climate underwent fluctuations in its ancient past. These results were obtained thanks to the exceptional resolution of the RMI camera on the Curiosity rover.

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    17. CNES AND NUBBO LAUNCH TECHTHEMOON FIRST INCUBATOR DEDICATED TO LUNAR ECONOMY

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      June 8, 2021

      Thursday 6 May, CNES Chief Operating Officer Lionel Suchet and Guillaume Costecalde, President of Nubbo, a start-up incubator and accelerator based in Occitanie, Southwest France, signed a partnership agreement to launch TechTheMoon, the world’s first incubator dedicated exclusively to the lunar economy.

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    18. Glacier melting: untangling local from global

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      May 12, 2021

      An international team led by the LEGOS space geophysics and oceanography research laboratory has measured the evolution of all the world’s glaciers over 20 years. On average, they are losing 267 billion tonnes in ice mass a year, a cumulative loss of 4% in just 20 years. The authors confirm this phenomenon is accelerating globally as temperatures rise and explains certain slowdowns observed locally.

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    19. François Alter

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      June 4, 2021

      Advisor to the President

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    20. ESA COUNCIL CONVENES FOR ITS 290TH SESSION- A STRONG AND RESPONSIBLE EUROPE

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      June 25, 2020

      The 290th meeting of ESA Council on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 June at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, continued the momentum of last November’s successful Space19+ Ministerial Conference in Seville, despite the Europe-wide health crisis. ESA is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states. In Seville, its members committed more than €14 billion in funding for new programmes over three to five years, a new record.

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