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  1. Successful launch of NASA’s EUSO-SPB balloon

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    April 26, 2017

    The EUSO-SPB balloon has taken off from Wanaka Airport in New Zealand to observe ultra-high energy cosmic rays

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  3. 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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  4. Balloon campaign continues in Kiruna

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    May 20, 2010

    Science flights in Kiruna concluded on 29 April. The campaign in northern Sweden continues, however, with further flights to improve CNES balloons.

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  5. New stratospheric balloon campaign starts in Kiruna on 1 April

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    March 31, 2010

    A dozen balloon releases are scheduled this year in Sweden to gather scientific data on the stratosphere and to improve CNES’s balloons.

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  6. Announcement

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    March 6, 2008

    In order to define a set of guidelines with the European scientific community for its balloon activities during the next 5 to 10 years, CNES is organising a workshop to be held on September 22-24 th 2008, in Pau, France.

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  7. C’Space at Biscarosse from 23 to 27 August

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    August 6, 2010

    While budding young talents will be meeting up with space professionals at the CELM military base in Southwest France, a one-of-a-kind space festival awaits the visiting public on the beach at Biscarrosse on 26-27 August.

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  8. New balloon campaign in Sweden

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    August 6, 2009

    Part of International Polar Year, the Strapolété project will provide valuable data on the Arctic stratosphere in summer to further our understanding of ozone-climate interaction. The project is based on the deployment of CNES balloons and is being conducted in Kiruna, Sweden.

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  9. CNES embarks on expedition with Jean-Louis Etienne

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    March 17, 2010

    In April, French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne will set out on a 3,500-km balloon crossing of the North Pole between Spitsbergen and Alaska. A challenging mission that aims to gain new insights into this secret territory.

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  10. Balloons monitor the African monsoon

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    August 7, 2006

    This summer, 3 stratospheric balloon campaigns are being conducted in West Africa to study the mechanisms of the African monsoon for the AMMA* international research programme. A press trip was organized to Benin and Niger for a dozen European and African journalists in July to highlight why we need to monitor the monsoon.

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