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Publishing date:August 9, 2011
The sheer numbers of space debris objects now in Earth orbit are obliging space agencies to adopt measures to sustain the long-term utilization of space. CNES is working to tackle this issue on the United Nations COPUOS committee.
Publishing date:June 23, 2008
16 May, CNES engineer François Laporte, based at the Toulouse Space Centre, won the Best Paper of Symposium award at Space Ops 2008 for his contribution on operational management of collision risks for CNES satellites in low-Earth orbit.
Publishing date: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.