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  1. “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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  2. Artemis programme: back to the Moon

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    October 16, 2020

    NASA’s Artemis programme plans to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024, followed by an exploration/prospection phase using the Gateway as a staging outpost and ultimately the construction of a lunar base starting in 2030.

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  3. “We need Philae to learn more about the origins of life”

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    June 18, 2015

    Francis Rocard, in charge of solar system exploration programmes at CNES, reacts to the news that contact has been regained with Philae.

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  4. Your mission, if you accept it: to build the future of space

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    August 19, 2016

    On 10 September, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organizing the first Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe.

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  5. 22 February 1986- SPOT 1 takes to the skies!

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    February 22, 2016

    22 February 1986. It was a long night for those who stayed up to watch the launch. At 2:44 a.m. Central European Time (CET), Ariane roared off the pad in Kourou on its 16th flight, heralding the start of a heroic adventure...

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  6. Ariane 5 VA250 launch on 19/11/26

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    August 2, 2019

    Ariane 5 ECA orbited two telecommunications satellites, TIBA-1 et GX5, from the Guiana Space Centre. The 250th Ariane launch expected on November 22 evening has been postponed due to a power supply anomaly in the ground segment of the launch complex on friday and bad weather conditions on monday. Liftoff finally happened on November 23, 2019 at 18:23 (Kourou time)/22:23 (Paris time) after a few minutes delay due to a new "rouge meteo".

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  7. [Replay] Soyuz launch VS19, Metop-C (IASI)

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    October 31, 2018

    Soyuz rocket orbited the Metop-C satellite and french meteorological instrument IASI, from the Guiana Space Center in the night of 6 to 7 November 2018. Watch again the launch on that page.

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  8. Rosetta mission extended 9 months

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    June 23, 2015

    ESA has confirmed the extension of the Rosetta mission for 9 months until September 2016. The orbiter’s trajectory could also be altered to set it down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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  9. Ariane 5 launch (Galileo) on 25 July 2018

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    July 25, 2018

    Ariane 5 ES orbited four more satellites (satellites 23 to 26) for the Galileo constellation. Liftoff happened at 13:25 (Paris time).

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  10. El Niño: satellites see red

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    December 1, 2015

    The wild child of the Pacific is shaping up to be a monster this winter, comparable to the 1997-1998 episode and possibly even worse. The story in pictures.

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  11. Toulouse Space Show: 2000 visitors expected

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    June 14, 2016

    The 5th Toulouse Space Show will be held from 28 to 30 June 2016 at the Pierre Baudis Congress Centre in Toulouse, France.

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  12. MA-9: MASCOT’s landing site on asteroid Ryugu

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    August 23, 2018

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced today near Tokyo the three landing sites selected for the Hayabusa2 mission, whose small French-German MASCOT surface scout will land in the southern hemisphere of asteroid Ryugu on 3 October.

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  13. [Replay] Soyuz launch VS20 (CSO-1)

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    October 31, 2018

    Soyuz rocket orbited CSO-1 satellite from our French Guiana Space Center on December 19, 2018. Launch initialy scheduled on December 18, 2018 had been postponed by 24 hours due to unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions. Watch again the replay on that page.

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  14. Rosetta severs link with Philae

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    July 27, 2016

    The Electrical Support System (ESS) through which the Rosetta orbiter has been listening out for Philae will be turned off Wednesday 27 July at 11 a.m. CEST. The remaining supply of power, now ever dwindling as comet Churyumov-Gersimenko moves further away from the Sun, will be used to complete the final phases of the mission.

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  15. Still a slim chance of restoring contact with Philae

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    February 12, 2016

    Although Philae remains a castaway on its comet more than 200 million km from Earth, there is still a chance that contact with ESA’s Rosetta mission lander might be restored.

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  16. Jason-3 in orbit: the ocean odyssey continues

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    January 17, 2016

    Jason-3 was successfully launched Sunday 17 January from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States. The oceanography satellite is now under the control of CNES’s engineers in Toulouse, who will be guiding it to its final science orbit.

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  17. La maquette

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    November 29, 2010

    Apprenez en moins de 10 minutes à réaliser une maquette en forme de véhicule ATV avec des éléments à portée de main. Un bon plan pour réaliser en famille, entre amis ou avec le public de votre centre de culture scientifique.

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  18. [Décryptage] Un réseau 4G sur la Lune: fiction ou réalité?

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    March 22, 2018

    Un groupe de scientifiques et d’ingénieurs allemands a annoncé le déploiement d’un réseau cellulaire de type 4G à la surface de la Lune dès l’année prochaine. Un projet ambitieux qui prépare le retour de l’homme sur place.

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  19. Chances of restoring contact with Philae fade

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    January 14, 2016

    There’s still no response from Philae after ESA recently commanded its reaction wheel to spin in an attempt to move the lander.

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  20. ExoMars 2016: Perfecting the Trajectory!

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    September 2, 2016

    On 19 October, the landing demonstrator known as ExoMars Schiaparelli will touch down on Mars after detaching itself from the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). Its job is to validate new technologies and to demonstrate Europe’s ability to land on Mars, as well as to take scientific measurements. The orbiter’s trajectory has just been adjusted to ensure the success of the two events scheduled for 19 October—the landing of Schiaparelli in the Meridiani Planum region, and TGO’s insertion into orbit.

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