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  1. CNES PAYS TRIBUTE TO DR. MICHAEL FREILICH, FORMER DIRECTOR OF NASA’S EARTH SCIENCE DIVISION

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    August 7, 2020

    Following the announcement of the death of Dr. Mike Freilich, former Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, CNES pays glowing tribute to the memory of this outstanding partner of our agency.

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  2. Why is there so little water left on Mars?

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    June 24, 2021

    Mars is known for its thin atmosphere, where CO2 dominates and provides most of the atmospheric mass and pressure. In fact, the pressure is similar to that in the Earth’s stratosphere, which is a layer of the atmosphere, at more than 30km above the surface.

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  4. France-United States space cooperation- Launch of OSIRIS-REx mission

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    September 9, 2016

    The OSIRIS-REx mission was launched Friday 9 September at 01:05 from the Cape Canaveral base in Florida, on board an Atlas V launcher. In an absolute first, the mission probe will rendezvous with asteroid Bennu in August 2018 to conduct a detailed study of this small near-Earth object, map its surface and then perform a rapid “Touch-and-Go” in order to take samples such as regolith and return them to Earth in 2023.

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  5. France-United States space cooperation A new step forward after the successful launch of Jason-3

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    January 20, 2016

    Following the successful launch of the Jason-3 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Washington D.C. yesterday to meet NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and give a talk on French space policy to the U.S. space community.

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  6. France-United States space cooperation CALIPSO mission marks 10 years in orbit

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    June 10, 2016

    CNES and its partners, NASA and participating laboratories celebrated yesterday the 10th anniversary of the CALIPSO mission, a marvellous symbol of the successful space cooperation between France and the United States. Ten years after launch, CALIPSO is still sounding the atmosphere, a key mission at a time when climate issues are an important focus of attention for the space sector.

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  7. International space cooperation NASA presents its space exploration programme at CNES Head Office

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    April 27, 2016

    Tuesday 26 April, three top NASA officials were at CNES’s Head Office in Paris, where they gave an interactive presentation on the U.S. space agency’s Journey to Mars programme. The presentation set out the milestones on the path to launching crewed and robotic missions to the Red Planet, which will involve proving the new technologies required and federating the international space community around these goals.

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  10. France-United States space cooperation CNES and NASA hold bilateral meeting

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    February 3, 2017

    Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s new Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, met CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at CNES’s Head Office in Paris on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February. This first meeting since his appointment provided the opportunity to review the priorities of CNES and NASA’s cooperation.

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  11. Space cooperation between France and the USA CNES joins forces with the US and international space community to pay tribute to Charles Elachi

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    June 27, 2016

    Charles Elachi, the iconic Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is set to retire on 30 June 2016. To mark the occasion, members of the international space community gathered at JPL in Pasadena, California, to pay a warm tribute to its Director of 14 years as well as to the laboratory that he joined 45 years ago.

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  12. State visit of President Macron to United States CNES and NASA step up their cooperation

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    April 25, 2018

    Wednesday 25 April in Washington D.C., on the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the United States, CNES and NASA signed a joint statement which, following the extension for a further five years of the intergovernmental agreement on space, reaffirms both parties’ desire to continue and step up their partnership in space exploration and in the observation of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. The signing took place in the presence of CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and NASA Associate Administrator Robert M. Lightfoot, after which Jean-Yves Le Gall met Jim Bridenstine, who officially took office at the U.S. space agency on 23 April. Beforehand, Jean-Yves Le Gall also met Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, for a broad discussion of key international space issues.

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  13. France-United States space cooperation CNES and NASA sign statement on Mars and oceanography

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    June 19, 2017

    Monday 19 June at the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and NASA Acting Administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. gave new momentum to their cooperation with a joint statement. At their meeting, the two agency heads discussed Mars exploration and oceanography, two domains where CNES has key expertise.

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  14. Solar Probe Plus has a new name

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    July 7, 2017

    The new denomination is Parker Solar Probe

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  15. EUSO-SPB set down in the Pacific Ocean after over 12 days in the air

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    May 12, 2017

    The second EUSO-Balloon flight landed on 7th May around 3.20 am UT.

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  16. Lancement de Megha-Tropiques le 12 octobre

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    August 15, 2011

    Le satellite franco-indien Mégha-Tropiques sera placé sur orbite depuis la base de Sriharikota, en Inde. Il sera alors le 1er à étudier l’atmosphère et les phénomènes climatiques des régions intertropicales, qui restent encore mal connus.

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  17. NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman visits CNES Head Office

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    September 9, 2015

    Dava Newman, the new Deputy Administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), met on Tuesday 8 September with CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at CNES’s Head Office in Paris. This was their first meeting since Dr Newman’s nomination by President Obama in October 2014 and her confirmation by the U.S. Senate in May, offering the opportunity to review the main areas of cooperation where CNES and NASA are working together.

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  18. InSight: Envoyez votre nom sur Mars!

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    September 1, 2015

    Jusqu'au 8 septembre, les passionnés d'espace du monde entier peuvent participer au voyage de la NASA vers Mars en enregistrant leurs noms à une puce de silicium embarquée à bord du robot InSight Lander. Le lancement est prévu pour mars 2016.

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  19. Surveying Earth’s oceans: Jason-1 and Jason-2 join forces

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    February 24, 2009

    After a 6-month cross-calibration phase, Jason-2 has been moved into the orbit of its predecessor Jason-1. The 2 ocean-observing satellites will now fly in tandem on parallel ground tracks until Jason-1 reaches the end of its mission life, thereby doubling ocean data coverage.

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  20. Les autres équipes

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    June 15, 2011

    Les équipes FCT (Flight Control Team) ne sont pas seules à opérer à l’ATV-CC. Des ingénieurs de l’ESA et d’ASTRIUM sont également on console, via l’OMT (Operations Management Team) et l’EST (Engineering Support Team). Des représentants du Tsup et de la Nasa sont également présents durant les moments clés de la mission. Zoom sur ces équipes.  

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