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  1. 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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  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. Mars: a water vapour-saturated atmosphere

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    September 30, 2011

    After analysing again the data sent by the SPICAM spectrometer on board ESA's Mars Express, the Martian atmosphere turned to be water vapour-over-saturated. This surprising discovery, with major implications for the understanding of the Martian water cycle as well as for the evolution of its atmosphere, was announced in an article of the September 29th 2011 issue of Science.

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  4. Phobos-Grunt: destination Mars in November

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    November 27, 2011

    The Russian space probe is scheduled to depart for Phobos, Mars’ small moon, on 8 November with several French instruments. Its goal: to determine Phobos’ origins.

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  5. Sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus

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    November 23, 2010

    Using data gathered by a measuring instrument on the Venus Express spacecraft developed with CNES support, an international team of researchers1 has found evidence of sulphur dioxide in the upper atmosphere of Venus.

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