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    1. How altimetry works

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      June 3, 2015

      How altimetry works

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    4. 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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    5. Heads of space agencies make final Declaration at Mexico summit

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      September 21, 2015

      A Summit for the world’s space agencies, held in Mexico City on Friday 18 September, has resulted in a unanimously adopted Declaration—a powerful gesture from the space community in the run-up to COP21. Organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the Summit covered issues such as the importance of international cooperation and the contribution of satellites—two key factors for observing climate change and ensuring that the international commitments to tackle it are fulfilled.

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    6. 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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    8. SPOT 5 makes its final curtain call

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      December 15, 2015

      Friday 11 December 2015 at 19:29, the SPOT 5 satellite sent back its last packet of telemetry.

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    9. The cosmic web: seeing what makes up the Universe

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      December 3, 2015

      An international team observe ordinary matter in the large-scale structures that form the "cosmic web"

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    10. Philae makes historic landing on comet 67P

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      November 12, 2014

      Philae, the Rosetta mission’s lander, touched down on the nucleus of comet 67P on Wednesday 12 November at 15:34:54 UTC, 16:34:54 CET. The radio signal confirming this unprecedented feat was received on Earth a little later at 16:03 UTC, 17:03 CET.

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    11. CoRoT makes tantalizing new discovery

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      March 17, 2010

      CNES’s space telescope recently detected the transit of a temperate Jupiter-sized exoplanet 1,500 light-years from Earth. This discovery will teach us more about similar types of planet.

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