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  3. Vega successfully orbits VENuS and OPTSAT-3000 satellites on its tenth flight CNES’s four centres key to “making our planet great again”

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    August 2, 2017

    Tuesday 1 August, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting the VENuU and OPTSAT-3000 satellites. The launch, conducted on behalf of CNES and the Israel Space Agency (ISA), and on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defence, was the eighth this year from the CSG and marks the tenth flight of Vega, orbiting its seventh Earth-observing satellite.

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  4. How interplanetary trajectories work

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    June 3, 2015

    How interplanetary trajectories work

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  5. How satellites work

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    June 3, 2015

    How satellites work

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  6. How orbital manoeuvres work

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    June 3, 2015

    How orbital manoeuvres work

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  7. How stratospheric balloons work

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    June 3, 2015

    How stratospheric balloons work

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  8. How telecommunications work

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    June 3, 2015

    How telecommunications work

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  9. How launchers work

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    April 30, 2015

    How launchers work

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  10. Calisph’Air/Science Travellers- Making science easy

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    June 27, 2007

    On 4 June, 150 programme participants met in Toulouse, France, to present their results. Another 200 fellow pupils also took part via a teleconference link-up.

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  11. ESA ground station makes contact with Phobos-Grunt

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    November 24, 2011

    The European Space Agency (ESA) succeeded in making contact with the Russian spacecraft stuck in Earth orbit on Tuesday 22 November, reviving hopes that the mission might be saved.

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  14. 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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  15. OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE (ALBERT I, PRINCE OF MONACO FOUNDATION) AND CNES STEP UP COOPERATION TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE OCEANS

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    September 15, 2021

    The CNES delegation to the maritime economy convention in Nice, led by its Chairman & CEO Philippe Baptiste, was welcomed to the Monaco Oceanographic Museum by its Director, Robert Calcagno, Tuesday 14 September. After a guided tour and discussions centred on future areas for cooperation, Philippe Baptiste and Robert Calcagno signed a partnership agreement aimed at gaining new insights into the oceans through space technologies, in the presence of His Excellency Laurent Stefanini, France’s Ambassador to Monaco.

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  16. How orbital manoeuvres work

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    August 6, 2003

    To accomplish its mission, a satellite or spacecraft must keep to a very specific trajectory.

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  17. How do balloons fly?

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    June 24, 2005

    A simple experiment will help us to understand how balloons fly.

  18. How telecommunications work

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    January 6, 2004

    Since ancient times, people have wondered how to communicate over long distances. The term "telecommunications" refers to the transmission and remote reception of signals carrying all types of information, from simple text to images and sound. Unlike messengers or the postal service, telecommunications signals carry messages that have no physical substance.

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  19. How stratospheric balloons work

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    June 24, 2005

    What could be simpler than a balloon? It needs no engine or fuel, and the risk of a failure is minimal. Its structure consists of nothing more than some gas inside a plastic bag. It relies exclusively on natural forces: buoyancy for lift, winds for direction and gravity to descend.

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