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  1. Jean-Yves Le Gall: “In 2015, CNES will be making climate central to its space policy”

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    December 11, 2014

    Monday 5 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall delivered his New Year wishes to members of the French and international press in the Salle de l’Espace at Paris Les Halles. This traditional gathering provided the opportunity to review a year of historic successes for CNES and to present the agency’s strategy and challenges for 2015, a year in which the focus will be on climate in the lead-up to the COP 21 global climate summit in Paris in December.

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  7. GUIANA SPACE CENTRE- 16TH VEGA MISSION TO VALIDATE NEW SMALL SPACECRAFT MISSION SERVICE (SSMS)

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    August 27, 2020

    Tuesday 1 September, Vega will lift off from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) carrying 53 satellites for 21 customers on the proof-of-concept flight of the new Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS). The launch will be the fourth this year from the CSG and the first for Vega, which will be making its 16th flight since entering service at the launch base in 2012.

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  8. GUIANA SPACE CENTRE- 16TH VEGA MISSION TO VALIDATE NEW SMALL SPACECRAFT MISSION SERVICE (SSMS)

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    June 12, 2020

    Thursday 18 June, Vega will lift off from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) carrying 53 satellites for 21 customers on the proof-of-concept flight of the new Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS). The launch will be the third this year from the CSG and the first for Vega, which will be making its 16th flight since entering service at the launch base in 2012.

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  11. Ariane 6 to take Europe’s launchers to new heights CNES, ESA and ASL confirm development of new launcher

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    November 9, 2016

    The Ariane 6 programme, approved at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting of 2 December 2014, seeks to halve launch costs per kilogram compared to Ariane 5. CNES has responsibility for developing ground support equipment at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) and as such is in charge of building the new ELA4 launch complex for Ariane 6. An amendment to the contract of 12 August 2015 was signed today at ESA headquarters in the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.

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  12. 14th Vega mission from Guiana Space Centre set to launch Italian PRISMA satellite

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    March 20, 2019

    Friday 22 March, Vega will lift off from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) carrying the PRISMA satellite (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) built by prime contractor OHB Italia for the Italian space agency ASI. The launch will be the third this year from the CSG and the first for Vega, which will be making its 14th flight since entering service at the CSG in 2012

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  13. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch COSMO-SkyMed, CHEOPS, ANGELS, EyeSat and OPS-SAT

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    December 13, 2019

    Tuesday 17 December, Soyuz will lift off for the 23rd time from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, carrying COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation for the Italian space agency ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defence, CHEOPS for the European Space Agency (ESA), ANGELS and EyeSat for CNES, and OPS-SAT for operator Tyvak on behalf of ESA. This will be Soyuz’s third launch from the CSG in 2019 and the ninth flight of the year in all from the base.

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  15. France-Israel space cooperation Presentation of French-Israeli Venus satellite CNES and ISA leading efforts to curb climate change

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    May 26, 2017

    Thursday 25 May, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Tel Aviv, where in the presence of Ofir Akunis, Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology, he met Avi Blasberger, Director General of the Israel Space Agency (ISA), and Yossi Weiss, President and CEO of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). The meeting presented the French-Israeli VENµS satellite (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro Satellite), a cutting-edge project developed jointly by CNES and ISA that is set to make a key contribution to environmental monitoring.

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  16. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch MetOp-C with France’s IASI instrument

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    October 31, 2018

    On the night of 6-7 November, Soyuz will lift off for the 19th time from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) carrying MetOp-C (Meteorological Operational Polar satellite) with the French IASI instrument (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer). MetOp-C was built by Airbus Defence & Space for Eumetsat, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. This will be Soyuz’s second launch from the CSG this year and the third and last satellite launch for the Eumetsat Polar System (EPS) dedicated to operational meteorology.

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  17. 100th Ariane 5 flight to orbit Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38

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    September 20, 2018

    Tuesday 25 September, Ariane 5 will be sent aloft from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to orbit two telecommunications satellites: Horizons 3e, built by Boeing for Intelsat and its partner SKY Perfect JSAT, and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38, built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for Azercosmos and Intelsat. The launch will mark Ariane 5’s 100th flight, its fourth in 2018 and the sixth of the year from the CSG.

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  20. Next Ariane 5 mission set to launch Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a satellites

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    September 1, 2017

    Tuesday 5 September 2017, Ariane 5 will lift off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to place two telecommunications satellites into orbit: Intelsat 37e, built by Boeing for Intelsat, and BSAT-4a, built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). It will be the eighth launch of the year from the CSG, and the fifth launch of the year for Ariane 5, thereby bringing its total number of launches to 95.

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