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  1. Calisph’Air/Science Travellers- Making science easy

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    June 27, 2007

    On 4 June, 150 programme participants met in Toulouse, France, to present their results. Another 200 fellow pupils also took part via a teleconference link-up.

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  2. ESA ground station makes contact with Phobos-Grunt

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    November 24, 2011

    The European Space Agency (ESA) succeeded in making contact with the Russian spacecraft stuck in Earth orbit on Tuesday 22 November, reviving hopes that the mission might be saved.

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  3. Curiosity makes successful Mars landing

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    August 10, 2012

    The Curiosity rover, part of America's MSL mission, touched down on the Red Planet on Monday 6 August 2012, according to schedule. A confirmation signal was received at 7:31 a.m. (Paris time) at mission control at JPL, Pasadena, California.

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  4. SPOT 5 makes its final curtain call

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    December 15, 2015

    Friday 11 December 2015 at 19:29, the SPOT 5 satellite sent back its last packet of telemetry.

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  5. Philae makes historic landing on comet 67P

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    November 12, 2014

    Philae, the Rosetta mission’s lander, touched down on the nucleus of comet 67P on Wednesday 12 November at 15:34:54 UTC, 16:34:54 CET. The radio signal confirming this unprecedented feat was received on Earth a little later at 16:03 UTC, 17:03 CET.

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  6. CoRoT makes tantalizing new discovery

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    March 17, 2010

    CNES’s space telescope recently detected the transit of a temperate Jupiter-sized exoplanet 1,500 light-years from Earth. This discovery will teach us more about similar types of planet.

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  7. “I was the lucky one to see Philae wake up on my watch!”

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    June 16, 2015

    Philippe Gaudon, Rosetta mission project leader at CNES, tells us how he saw Philae wake up on his laptop screen on the evening of Saturday 13 June...

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  8. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to fly to ISS in 2016

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    January 15, 2014

    Geneviève Fioraso, France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall announced Monday 17 March that French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make his first spaceflight in late 2016.

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  9. Climate- Calipso science data now available to scientists worldwide

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    December 1, 2006

    Unlike the mythological figure from which it takes its name, the French-U.S. Calipso mission dedicated to studying clouds and aerosols hasn’t waited 10 years to release its precious information. Less than 1 year after launch, science data gathered by the satellite are already available to the international scientific community.

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  10. Rosetta and Philae primed to uncover cometary secrets

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    March 3, 2005

    Rosetta and Philae will be swinging past our planet on Tuesday 13 November to gain a slingshot assist from Earth’s gravity that will put them on course to rendezvous with their target comet in 2014. At the end of September, the Scientific Operations and Navigation Centre at the Toulouse Space Centre took advantage of a slack period in the mission schedule preceding this flyby to check out the science experiments it will be controlling.

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  11. "Voyageurs des sables" Six high-school pupils help to monitor desertification

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    December 27, 2006

    Guided by explorer Stéphane Lévin, a unique and demanding adventure awaits the 6 high-school pupils selected for the “Sand Travellers” (Voyageurs des Sables) expedition. With just 20 days left before departure, the youngsters’ dreams are getting closer to reality as they come to grips with scientific and technical concepts and follow an intensive training regime to acclimatize themselves to remote and harsh desert conditions. The 6 sand travellers are confidently, and somewhat impatiently, looking forward to embarking on their 12-day extreme adventure.

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  12. CRISP 2 flies crickets to the ISS

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    May 3, 2005

    It was strange music to the ears of Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori on his taxi flight to the International Space Station, accompanied by 14 female house crickets for the CRISP 2 biology experiment proposed by Ulm University and managed for ESA by CNES and CADMOS. This is the story of an experiment using these surprising insects to help us better understand the effects of gravity on neuron proliferation.

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  13. 2 months to go for Léopold Eyharts

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    March 28, 2007

    At the age of 50, Léopold Eyharts is readying for his second spaceflight. 6 December, he will embark on the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), where he will stay for more than two months. One of his tasks on this mission will be to commission the European Columbus laboratory.

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  14. Tele-echography service to undergo full-scale trials

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    January 27, 2009

    The 1st robot designed to perform teleoperated ultrasound scans was rolled out in 2003 as a result of research work by Professor Philippe Arbeille at Tours Hospital, France, supported by ESA* and CNES. Today, the ARTIS** project funded by ESA is set to test a full-scale robotic tele-echography service.

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  15. Ultralight structures set to sail away in 2010- Sailing back to Earth

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    June 27, 2007

    In 2011, after it has completed its mission to investigate the equivalence principle, the Microscope satellite will become another spent piece of space debris in an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.

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  16. A studious start to the year for COROT

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    December 27, 2006

    After a flawless launch on 27 December, COROT, CNES’s planet-hunting satellite, is now undergoing a series of tests in darkness to make sure it is acclimatizing well to its new environment in space.

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  17. Rosetta to swing by Earth on 13 November

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    November 9, 2009

    A few days from now, the European probe will make another Earth flyby and receive a gravitational assist towards its final destination, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The spacecraft will pass within 2,500 km of our planet.

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  18. Parasol prepares to enter the dance

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    October 18, 2004

    Following Demeter in June, Parasol, the second-up in the Myriade microsatellite series, is preparing for launch. Parasol will study the impact of aerosols and how they interact with clouds to give scientists a better understanding of Earth’s climate system.

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  19. World’s space agencies unite to face the climate challenge

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    June 3, 2016

    For the first time, under the impetus of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the French Space Agency (CNES), space agencies of more than 60 countries agreed to engage their satellites, to coordinate their methods and their data to monitor human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

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  20. Satellite technology helps to combat locusts

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    October 25, 2005

    As plagues of locusts threaten to destroy crops in the Sahel region of Africa, CNES is proposing satellite technologies to track swarms.

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