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  1. Calipso launch preparations

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    February 14, 2006

    The launch of the Nasa/CNES Calipso satellite, postponed last autumn due to strike action at Boeing, is finally set to take place this week from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California. We take a look at how Calipso has been preparing for the big day.

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  2. Calipso ready to go

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    April 19, 2006

    Launch day is fast approaching for Calipso! Friday 21 April, the French-U.S. satellite will be orbited from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, ending a wait of several months after a series of postponements.

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  3. French scientists all set for U.S. Glory mission

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    November 23, 2010

    NASA’s Glory Earth-observation science satellite is set to launch on 23 February from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. French scientists are taking part in this adventure with support from CNES.

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  4. Calipso soars skyward

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    May 3, 2006

    After a series of delays, the operational teams were growing impatient for the day they could announce the successful launch of the Calipso satellite and its 1st in-orbit operations. The sense of relief was tangible, following months of waiting that kept the teams on tenterhooks until the last few seconds…

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  5. Calipso climbs aboard the train

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    June 1, 2006

    One month after launch, Calipso has joined the A-Train constellation of 6 French-U.S. atmosphere-observing satellites. Calipso’s instruments are being checked out and brought into service. The satellite is set to be fully operational in the days ahead and is already beaming back its 1st images.

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  6. Science teams to the fore

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    August 1, 2008

    Every 2 years, CNES’s COSPAR report reviews advances in space science research. The latest report was given to attendees at the 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, 13-20 July. It is also available for download (see links).

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  7. SAFIRE studies the atmosphere from the air

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    August 12, 2009

    In 1947, the 1st airborne measurements began aiding scientists studying Earth’s atmosphere. Today, the SAFIRE joint research unit created in 2004 fulfils this data collection function.

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