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    1. Key figures: from space innovation to jobs

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      November 3, 2015
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      Is space creating jobs? How is CNES investing in innovation? Find out in this infographic.

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    3. CNES and Alain Ducasse Education renew partnership to deliver meals to ISS astronauts

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      June 17, 2015

      Wednesday 17 June in the CNES pavilion at the 51st International Paris Air Show, Alain Ducasse, President of Alain Ducasse Education, and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed a new four-year agreement to provide high-quality French meals for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

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    5. Ultralight structures set to sail away in 2010- Sailing back to Earth

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      June 27, 2007

      In 2011, after it has completed its mission to investigate the equivalence principle, the Microscope satellite will become another spent piece of space debris in an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.

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    6. 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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    7. François Alter

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      June 4, 2021

      Advisor to the President

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    13. City of Paris names square after Hubert Curien in tribute to fifth President of CNES and first Chair of ESA Council

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      December 3, 2019

      Tuesday 3 December, Place Hubert Curien, on the corner of Rue Rataud and Rue Pierre Brossolette in Paris’s 5th arrondissement, was inaugurated in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council, members of the Curien family and CNES President and ESA Council Chair Jean-Yves Le Gall.

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    14. A new tool to monitor the carbon budget from space

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      August 17, 2018

      An international study carried out by the European satellite SMOS now makes it possible to monitor the carbon budget of vegetation with a first application to the African continent. From 2010 to 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered losses from human deforestation and drought. We here discuss this with Yann Kerr, co-author of this study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution on 9 April. He was director of CESBIO (Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère) from 2007 to 2016, is behind the SMOS project and is its principal investigator.

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    15. 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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    16. Succès du 10ème lancement de Vega. Mise en orbite réussie des satellites Venus et OPTSAT-3000 Les quatre centres du CNES à l’honneur « Make Our Planet Great Again! »

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      August 2, 2017

      Mardi 1er août, Vega, lancé au Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), port spatial de l’Europe, a parfaitement réussi sa mission en mettant en orbite les satellites Venus et OPTSAT-3000. Ce lancement, effectué d’une part, pour le compte du CNES et de l’ISA (Israel Space Agency) et d’autre part, pour celui du Ministère de la défense italien, était le huitième lancement de 2017 au CSG et le 10ème lancement de Vega, qui réalise ainsi sa septième mission au profit de l’observation de la Terre.

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    18. A studious start to the year for COROT

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      December 27, 2006

      After a flawless launch on 27 December, COROT, CNES’s planet-hunting satellite, is now undergoing a series of tests in darkness to make sure it is acclimatizing well to its new environment in space.

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