Refine Search

Tags and filters

Search results

28 item(s) found Sort by
  1. Climate- Calipso science data now available to scientists worldwide

    Publishing date:

    December 1, 2006

    Unlike the mythological figure from which it takes its name, the French-U.S. Calipso mission dedicated to studying clouds and aerosols hasn’t waited 10 years to release its precious information. Less than 1 year after launch, science data gathered by the satellite are already available to the international scientific community.

    Associated tags:

  2. Calipso mission suspended from 28 January to 14 March 2016

    Publishing date:

    March 31, 2016

    Since January 28, the CALIPSO mission has been interrupted because of a GPS receiver issue with week number management on PROTEUS satellite series identified during Jason 3 LEOP in January this year.

    Associated tags:

  3. CALIPSO switches to back-up laser

    Publishing date:

    May 7, 2009

    After 3 years operating flawlessly, the French-US satellite’s laser has failed. This contingency had been expected and CALIPSO has successfully switched to its back-up laser.

    Associated tags:

  4. Canada: giant blaze covering some 500,000 hectares seen by A-Train satellites

    Publishing date:

    August 20, 2017

    19 forest fires are burning together to form a single blaze that is turning into the biggest ever recorded in the province of British Colombia.

    Associated tags:

  5. French Calipso Principal Investigator wins NASA award

    Publishing date:

    December 1, 2006

    The French-U.S. Calipso satellite completed its 1st year in orbit on 28 April. To mark the occasion, Jacques Pelon, the Principal Investigator on the French side, has been awarded NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal in recognition of the contribution from CNES and the French scientific research centre CNRS to this key mission.

    Associated tags:

  6. Associated tags:

  7. Solar fireworks for Calipso

    Publishing date:

    August 21, 2017

    On 14 July, a solar flare threatened the Calipso mini-satellite, placing the CNES operational team on high alert.

    Associated tags:

  8. Associated tags:

  9. France-United States space cooperation CNES and NASA hold bilateral meeting

    Publishing date:

    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.

    Associated tags:

  10. CALIPSO mission 10 years analysing clouds and aerosols

    Publishing date:

    April 28, 2016

    Ten years ago to the day, on 28 April 2006, the French-U.S. CALIPSO satellite was sent aloft from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, atop a Delta II launcher to take up its place in the A-Train constellation. With CALIPSO set to celebrate 10 years of science measurements this June, it is time to reflect on a mission that has yielded a wealth of data offering new insights into the workings of Earth’s climate system.

    Associated tags:

  11. Calipso flying high

    Publishing date:

    December 1, 2006

    Orbited 28 April, the NASA/CNES Calipso satellite is designed to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on climate change. With the data validation phase of the mission drawing to an end, its 1st series of results is set to arrive this month. Calipso’s instruments have performed remarkably well since being switched on in May. “The instruments’ signal-to-noise ratio is even better than we expected,” confirms Jacques Pelon, Principal Investigator on the French side of the mission.

    Associated tags:

  12. Events Archive

    Publishing date:

    September 30, 2020

    Associated tags:

  13. Parasol moves off the A-Train’s track

    Publishing date:

    January 13, 2010

    Before the Parasol satellite runs out of fuel, CNES has decided to take it off the A-Train, where it has been probing Earth’s atmosphere with its companions for 5 years.

    Associated tags:

  14. Associated tags:

  15. Associated tags:

  16. France-United States space cooperation CALIPSO mission marks 10 years in orbit

    Publishing date:

    June 10, 2016

    CNES and its partners, NASA and participating laboratories celebrated yesterday the 10th anniversary of the CALIPSO mission, a marvellous symbol of the successful space cooperation between France and the United States. Ten years after launch, CALIPSO is still sounding the atmosphere, a key mission at a time when climate issues are an important focus of attention for the space sector.

    Associated tags:

  17. 20 years in orbit for the Proteus satellite bus

    Publishing date:

    October 7, 2010

    The bus is a key element of a satellite, supplying power and enabling the spacecraft to be controlled from the ground. CNES has specialized in designing satellite buses since the 1990s. This year, its Proteus bus clocked up its 20th year in orbit.

    Associated tags:

  18. Mission

    Publishing date:

    August 4, 2016

    Associated tags:

  19. Associated tags:

  20. Clouds

    Publishing date:

    August 5, 2016

    Associated tags:

Pages