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Publishing date:September 16, 2016
Thursday 15 September, CNES’s Cardiospace mission was launched from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center aboard the new TianGong-2 orbital module. Cardiospace will be studying how the taikonauts’ cardiovascular system adapts to microgravity conditions and is deconditioned on their return to Earth.
France-China space cooperation- 12th meeting of French-Chinese space committee & 9th meeting of space sub-group of French-Chinese strategic dialogue
Publishing date:June 5, 2019
Wednesday 5 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Zhang Kejian, Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), chaired the 12th meeting of the French-Chinese space committee in Shanghai devoted to reviewing and developing space cooperation between the two nations. They also took part in the 9th meeting of the space sub-group of the French-Chinese strategic dialogue, which focused on the CFOSat oceanography satellite launched on 29 October 2018 and the development of the SVOM astrophysics mission. At today’s space committee meeting, the findings of thematic workshops on Earth science, climate change, life science, space science and lunar and deep space exploration were presented.
Publishing date:February 25, 2019
Monday 25 February 2019, France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal and China’s Minister for Science and Technology Wang Zhigang hosted the 14th French-Chinese joint science and technology committee in Beijing. Participants included CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNRS* Chairman and CEO Antoine Petit, and INSERM** Chairman and CEO Gilles Bloch. CNRS and INSERM both work directly with CNES on the space component.
France-China space cooperation. CFOSat science seminar in Beijing. New step forward as CNES instruments are integrated on CNSA’s satellite
Publishing date:October 20, 2017