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  1. France-Israel space cooperation. Upcoming launch of the French-Israeli Venus satellite CNES and ISA leading the way on climate action electric propulsion.

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    July 20, 2017

    The French-Israeli VENµS satellite (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New MicroSatellite) set to be orbited on 1 August by a Vega launcher from the Guiana Space Centre features four key innovations, with a very compact spacecraft bus, a high-performance instrument, new image-acquisition tasking capability and a technology mission focused on electric propulsion.

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  2. France-Israel space cooperation: CNES at the 13th Ilan Ramon Conference- First vegetation-monitoring results from Venus & New partnership on cloud science

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    January 29, 2018

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall spoke at the 13th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held at the University of Tel Aviv on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 January, on the theme of ‘Remote Sensing in the New Era’. He took this opportunity to meet with the Israel Space Agency’s President, Isaac Ben Israel, and its Director General, Avi Blasberger

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  3. Venus Express reaches its final destination

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    April 11, 2006

    After a 400-million-km cruise since its launch last November, Europe’s Venus Express space probe reached its destination on 11 April, with a series of complex manoeuvres to successfully take it into orbit around Venus.

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  4. European planetary exploration reborn with Venus Express

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    July 3, 2006

    Launched in November 2005, the Venus Express space probe has been studying the “morning star” since April 2006. Armed with a full suite of science instruments, the main ones developed with CNES support, it is today revealing Venus in all its surprising complexity. Earth and Venus are of similar size and mass, and they move around the Sun on relatively similar orbits.

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  5. Mission

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    April 25, 2017

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