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  1. Toulouse Space Centre hosts CNES Board of Directors meeting

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    June 30, 2017

    For its 350th session, CNES’s Board of Directors met at the agency’s Toulouse Space Centre (CST) to see the most recent advances in France’s space programme. Among the items on the agenda, special attention was given to disruptive technologies and development of new applications.

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  2. Ségolène Royal, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Maritime Affairs, in charge of international climate relations, announces launch of MicroCarb mission at the Toulouse Space Centre

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    March 10, 2017

    Friday 10 March, Ségolène Royal, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Maritime Affairs, in charge of international climate relations, and Louis Schweizer, the Commissioner General for Investment, visited the Toulouse Space Centre where they were received by CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Geneviève Campan, Director of Digital Technologies and Operations and the centre’s Site Director.

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  3. First Vega C launch contract will carry satellite constellation

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    June 22, 2017

    On 20th June at the international Paris air show, Airbus Defence & Space and Arianespace announced the signing of a launch contract for next-generation very-high-resolution optical observation satellites.

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  5. Venus to be launched from the Guyana Space Centre on 1st August 2017

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    June 21, 2017

    The French-Israeli Earth observation satellite’s launch date has been confirmed. It will depart on 1st August 2017 from the Guyana Space Centre (CSG).

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  12. 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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  16. European space cooperation, CNES and ESRIN meet to discuss Earth-observation programmes

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    July 18, 2017

    Tuesday 18 July, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall met ESA Director of Earth Observation Joseph Aschbacher at ESRIN, the European Space Research INstitute, to discuss the Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP), future trends in this field and additions to the Copernicus Space Component.

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  19. Next Vega mission to orbit. VENUS and OPTSAT-3000 satellites

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    July 28, 2017

    Tuesday 1 August, Vega will lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying the VENµS and OPTSAT-3000 satellites. The launch, conducted on behalf of CNES and the Israel Space Agency (ISA), and the Italian Ministry of Defence, will be the eighth this year from the Guiana Space Centre and will mark the tenth flight of Vega, which will be orbiting its seventh Earth-observing satellite.

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  20. CNES-Eumetsat cooperation Signature of agreement extending the image-quality system of the 3MI instrument on MetOp-SG satellites

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    November 7, 2016

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Eumetsat Director General Alain Ratier have signed a cooperation agreement to extend the image-quality system of the 3MI instrument (Multi-viewing, Multi-channel, Multi-polarization Imager) that will fly from 2021 on the European MetOp-SG A weather satellite of the Eumetsat Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG).

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