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  2. CFOSAT to gain new insights into sea state

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    April 13, 2011

    A joint project of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and CNES, CFOSAT is now entering its detailed definition phase. The future satellite’s chief goal will be to measure surface wind and the directional spectrum of waves.

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  3. CNES’s OSTM/Jason-2 oceanography satellite mission marks its 10th year in orbit

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    June 21, 2018

    On 20 June, the OSTM/Jason-2 mission (Ocean Surface Topography Mission) will mark its 10th year in orbit. Initially intended for a three-to-five-year mission, the satellite is still operating after twice its design life. It has completed 47,000 orbital revolutions of our planet, acquiring measurements of unequalled precision from more than 300 million radar pulses.

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  4. Jason-2: a family affair

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    May 27, 2008

    Jason-2’s main mission is to take over from its predecessor Jason-1 and assure data continuity. But the latest in the series of oceanography satellites is also carrying some new passengers. A brief tour of the “added extras” on Jason-2...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. France-United States space cooperation CNES and NASA hold bilateral meeting

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    February 3, 2017

    Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s new Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, met CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at CNES’s Head Office in Paris on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February. This first meeting since his appointment provided the opportunity to review the priorities of CNES and NASA’s cooperation.

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