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  1. CNES keeps a lookout for collisions in space

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    February 19, 2009

    Last week’s collision between the Kosmos and Iridium satellites was an exceptionally rare event. But with the growing field of orbital debris now encircling the planet, the ability to predict and avert such occurrences is today a key issue. CNES is at the forefront of efforts in this respect, keeping a constant watch over 15 satellites in low-Earth orbit and performing collision-avoidance manoeuvres when necessary.

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  2. ROSAT satellite comes down in Indian Ocean

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    August 15, 2011

    The car-sized German spacecraft came down to Earth early on Sunday morning, some of the debris falling into the Indian Ocean. CNES helped to track the satellite’s trajectory and predict where it would fall.

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