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  1. First Pléiades satellite to launch 16 December

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    December 7, 2011

    The first of the 2 Pléiades satellites is set to be orbited on 16 December by a Soyuz launcher from the Guiana Space Centre, ushering in a new generation of Earth imagery to add to the existing panoply.

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  3. 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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  4. CNES and Sanofi Pasteur join forces to combat dengue fever

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    August 10, 2011

    In response to the haemorrhagic dengue fever pandemic currently sweeping the planet, CNES and Sanofi Pasteur are joining forces to develop predictive mapping techniques for risk zones.

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  5. De-Orbitation of Spot 1

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    November 13, 2003

    Keeping space free of debris, CNES shows the way with decision to de-orbit SPOT 1

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  6. Mission

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    March 23, 2016

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  7. Satellites aid wildfire response in Israel

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    November 23, 2010

    The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters swung into action to aid emergency response to the recent wildfires in the north of Israel. CNES coordinated operations to rush satellite imagery to field teams.

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  8. SPOT 5 aids relief effort in Asia

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    January 12, 2005

    Banda Aceh lies in ruins after being hit by the tsunami of unprecedented proportions on 26 December 2004. A quarter of this Indonesian city’s population of 400,000 died in the tragedy. Organizing the relief effort is proving difficult and the threat of epidemics is now looming. Space agencies have tasked their Earth observation satellites under the to aid relief efforts.

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  9. 1986 – 2016: 30 years of innovation in Earth observation. Toulouse Space Centre receives visit of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research

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    February 23, 2016

    Monday 22 February, Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, was in Toulouse for an official visit to the Toulouse Space Centre (CST), where he was received by CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and CST Director Marc Pircher, and to the Cité de l’espace space theme park for a commemoration celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SPOT satellites.

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  10. The 10 FIFA World Cup venues viewed by Spot Image

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    June 10, 2010

    11 june 2010 South Africa is hosting the FIFA World Cup from 11 June to 11 July, the first on the African continent. To mark the occasion, Spot Image is taking the high ground to present the 10 venues where matches will be played, including the 1st match at Cape Town stadium where Uruguay and France are facing each other today.

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  11. Spot monitors flooding in the East

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    April 27, 2006

    Since the start of April, the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters has been activated 4 times to monitor flooding in Central Europe1, Austria2, Hungary3 and Romania4. On each occasion, the Spot satellites were tasked to supply imagery.

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  12. Charter opens up as France takes over chair

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    October 9, 2012

    France has taken over the rotating chair of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters for the next 6 months. Its term of duty is set to be an exceptional one, since the charter will now be providing the precious aid of its space assets to all disaster-hit nations.  

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  13. Haiti- CNES coordinates satellite support

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    January 19, 2010

    The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated 13 January to aid the victims of the violent earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince the day before.

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  14. 2007-2009: Ice mapping for the International Polar Year by Spot 5

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    August 1, 2011

    2007-2009 Ice Mapping for the International Polar Year by SPOT 5 Update: 08/01/2011

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  15. Oil spill under close watch as charter enters 10th year

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    June 4, 2010

    Founded 10 years ago by CNES and the European Space Agency, the International Charter on Space & Major Disasters swung into action following the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in April—a reminder of its crucial role in crisis management.

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  16. Spot at 20

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    February 21, 2006

    20 years ago, the Spot adventure—which has orbited 5 satellites and acquired over 10 million images of our planet—began. 22 February 1986, the launch of Spot 1 marked the beginning of what was to become one of the world’s premier Earth observation programmes and is still a beacon mission for CNES today.

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  17. 1998-2011: Vegetation mapping every ten days

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    October 10, 2011

    1998-2011 Vegetation mapping every 10 days Update: 10/10/2011

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  18. SPOT 2 deorbiting

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    June 3, 2009

    After being exploited during nineteen and a half years, the second satellite -  Spot 2 (Earth Observation System) - of the Earth Observation Programme decided by the Belgian, Swedish and French governments reached its end-of-life.

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  19. Event Archive

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    February 12, 2021

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