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    1. Rosetta and Philae primed to uncover cometary secrets

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      March 3, 2005

      Rosetta and Philae will be swinging past our planet on Tuesday 13 November to gain a slingshot assist from Earth’s gravity that will put them on course to rendezvous with their target comet in 2014. At the end of September, the Scientific Operations and Navigation Centre at the Toulouse Space Centre took advantage of a slack period in the mission schedule preceding this flyby to check out the science experiments it will be controlling.

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    2. Since 1995, DORIS contributes to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame

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      • Sciences et techniques

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      January 9, 2012

      Since 1995 DORIS contributes to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame Update: 01/09/2012

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    3. Since 1995, DORIS contributes to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame

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      • Sciences et techniques

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      January 9, 2012

      SINCE 1995 DORIS CONTRIBUTES TO THE INTERNATIONAL TERRESTRIAL REFERENCE FRAME  Update: 01/09/2012

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    4. FLEX mission to be next ESA Earth Explorer

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      November 23, 2015

      ESA's Member States have selected FLEX as the eighth Earth Explorer mission, upon recommendation from the Earth Science Advisory Committee.

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    5. CNES in Seoul for annual APSCC conference from New Space to Smart Space

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      September 22, 2015

      CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 September, where he was the guest speaker at the opening of the annual conference and exhibition of the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC). Under the banner ‘Stay Connected’, this year’s event is highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the satellite and related services industry. On the sidelines of the conference, Jean-Yves Le Gall met Chin-Young Hwang, Executive Director of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

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    6. Prime Minister’s official visit to People’s Republic of China- CNES and CNSA sign first agreement to implement Space Climate Observatory (SCO)

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      June 25, 2018

      On the occasion of the Prime Minister’s official visit to the People’s Republic of China from Friday 22 to Monday 25 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall held a first meeting with Zhang Kejian, the new Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Monday 25 June in Beijing, the two agency heads signed in the presence of the Prime Minister and his Chinese counterpart a specific agreement on implementing the Space Climate Observatory (SCO).

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    7. "Voyageurs des sables" Six high-school pupils help to monitor desertification

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      December 27, 2006

      Guided by explorer Stéphane Lévin, a unique and demanding adventure awaits the 6 high-school pupils selected for the “Sand Travellers” (Voyageurs des Sables) expedition. With just 20 days left before departure, the youngsters’ dreams are getting closer to reality as they come to grips with scientific and technical concepts and follow an intensive training regime to acclimatize themselves to remote and harsh desert conditions. The 6 sand travellers are confidently, and somewhat impatiently, looking forward to embarking on their 12-day extreme adventure.

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    8. CRISP 2 flies crickets to the ISS

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      May 3, 2005

      It was strange music to the ears of Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori on his taxi flight to the International Space Station, accompanied by 14 female house crickets for the CRISP 2 biology experiment proposed by Ulm University and managed for ESA by CNES and CADMOS. This is the story of an experiment using these surprising insects to help us better understand the effects of gravity on neuron proliferation.

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    10. 2 months to go for Léopold Eyharts

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      March 28, 2007

      At the age of 50, Léopold Eyharts is readying for his second spaceflight. 6 December, he will embark on the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), where he will stay for more than two months. One of his tasks on this mission will be to commission the European Columbus laboratory.

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    11. Tele-echography service to undergo full-scale trials

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      January 27, 2009

      The 1st robot designed to perform teleoperated ultrasound scans was rolled out in 2003 as a result of research work by Professor Philippe Arbeille at Tours Hospital, France, supported by ESA* and CNES. Today, the ARTIS** project funded by ESA is set to test a full-scale robotic tele-echography service.

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    12. CNESMAG 88- CSR: CNES rises to the challenge

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      May 3, 2021

      At CNES we are keenly aware of our obligations as a government agency, which is why we are committed to affirming our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ensuring that our space missions and activities bring positive impacts for the planet, society, citizens and CNES’s people.

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    14. GREAT THINGS TO COME FOR CNES AFTER A SUMMER OF SUCCESS

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      August 31, 2020

      This summer has been a busy one for CNES, despite the continuing health restrictions.

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    16. 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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    17. PERSEVERANCE ROVER- ALL SET TO LIFT-OFF FOR MARS

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      June 30, 2020

      Tuesday 30 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Antoine Petit, Chairman & CEO of CNRS, the French national scientific research centre, gave a joint briefing about NASA’s Mars 2020 mission that will be taking the French-U.S. SuperCam instrument on its Perseverance rover to the red planet. The mission is set to launch atop an Atlas V from Cape Canaveral in Florida between 22 July and 11 August.

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    18. Thomas Pesquet to fly to International Space Station on Thursday 17 November Special events in Paris, Toulouse and on the Web

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      • Proxima

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      November 15, 2016

      Thursday 17 November at 21:20 CET, France’s ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will lift off aboard a Russian Soyuz launcher from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan alongside Russian commander Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos) and U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson (NASA). The Soyuz spacecraft is then scheduled to berth with the International Space Station on Saturday 19 November at around 23:00.

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    19. ‘Space to Space’ CNES and YouTube Space Paris team up to spur creation of space videos

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      September 28, 2016

      For ESA’s upcoming Proxima mission, CNES and YouTube Space Paris have teamed up to provide YouTube creators a unique package of resources, with a space set at YouTube Space in Paris and a day of filming opportunities at exceptional space exploration facilities in France. Creators will then be invited to enter their space videos in a competition organized by CNES and the winners will be given the chance to experience the sensation of weightlessness on a parabolic flight. The winners will be announced by ESA’s French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the ISS next spring.

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    20. France-India space cooperation CNES joins Indian Team Indus mission French technology to fly to the Moon in 2017

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      June 29, 2016

      At the Toulouse Space Show, where India is guest of honour, CNES signed an agreement with Indian firm Axiom Research Labs to contribute to the Team Indus mission that is set to land a module and rover on the Moon in 2017. France will supply latest-generation CMOS micro-cameras developed in partnership with French firm 3DPlus.

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