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  1. Europe makes the Galileo dream a reality Satellite navigation system enters service

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    December 15, 2016

    The European Commission has announced the entry into service of the Galileo satellite navigation system. Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES President, interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes and Chair of the GSA Administrative Board, hailed this key milestone before detailing the advantages the system is set to offer over its competitors.

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  3. JUICE- A new mission to explore Jupiter and its moons

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    May 16, 2012

    The European Space Agency (ESA) recently selected the JUICE mission under its Cosmic Vision programme for 2015-2025. JUICE will reach Jupiter and its icy moons in 2030 and study them for 3 years, focusing in particular on the enigmatic Ganymede.

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  8. GSA ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEETS- “AN AGENCY FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE”

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    June 18, 2020

    Thursday 18 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall chaired the meeting of the Administrative Board of GSA, the European GNSS Agency, for the last time on reaching the end of his two terms started four years ago.

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  9. Four new satellites to join Galileo constellation

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    November 10, 2016

    One week before the launch of four new satellites for Galileo, the European Union’s satellite navigation programme, CNES President and interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes Jean-Yves Le Gall met the press this morning for a status check on the programme and its future applications.

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  10. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to orbit two new Galileo satellites

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    May 19, 2016

    Tuesday 24 May, Soyuz will lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying the 13th and 14th Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites of Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation constellation for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission. It will be the second Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) this year.

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  11. CNES sets out Galileo challenges to French MEPs

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    February 24, 2016

    Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES President and interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes, was in Brussels today to detail the challenges facing Galileo to French Members of the European Parliament. Six additional Galileo satellites are set to be launched this year from the Guiana Space Centre, taking the number in orbit to 18 out of the 30 satellites that ultimately will form the full constellation.

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  12. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to orbit two new Galileo satellites

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    December 15, 2015

    Thursday 17 December, Soyuz will lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying the eleventh and twelfth Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites of Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation constellation for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission. It will be the third Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) this year.

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  13. CNES works to enhance GPS positioning

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    April 13, 2011

    As professional applications relying on the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) continue to expand, CNES’s engineers are working tirelessly to improve its positional accuracy.

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  15. REMOTE TRAIN OPERATION SNCF, THALES, ACTIA TELECOM AND CNES JOIN FORCES WITH RAILENIUM

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    October 19, 2017

    French national rail operator SNCF, the Railenium test and research centre, Thales, Actia Telecom and the French space agency CNES are launching the TC-Rail remote train operation project. Scheduled to last 42 months, the project aims to demonstrate the ability for a driver to operate a train remotely while retaining a very high level of safety.

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  19. Munich Satellite Navigation Summit- France hails global success of Galileo

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    March 26, 2019

    CNES is at the 2019 Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, the established European event dedicated to satellite navigation, taking place from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 March on the theme ‘Augment Yourself with GNSS’. David Comby, deputy interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes, spoke at the event on behalf of France.

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  20. Ariane 5 launch (Galileo) on 25 July 2018

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    July 25, 2018

    Ariane 5 ES orbited four more satellites (satellites 23 to 26) for the Galileo constellation. Liftoff happened at 13:25 (Paris time).

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