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  4. Toulouse Space Centre hosts CNES Board of Directors meeting

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    June 30, 2017

    For its 350th session, CNES’s Board of Directors met at the agency’s Toulouse Space Centre (CST) to see the most recent advances in France’s space programme. Among the items on the agenda, special attention was given to disruptive technologies and development of new applications.

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  6. EntrySat all set for launch First CubeSat dedicated to studying atmospheric re-entry of orbital debris

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    April 1, 2019

    The ISAE-SUPAERO aeronautics and space institute, supported by CNES’s JANUS student nanosatellite programme and in partnership with the French national aerospace research ONERA, has designed EntrySat, the first CubeSat1 dedicated to studying atmospheric re-entry of orbital debris.The satellite will be launched aboard a Cygnus cargo vehicle to the International Space Station (ISS) by an Antares NG-11 vehicle on 17 April from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, and will separate from the station a few weeks later.

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  7. 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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  8. Venus Express to launch on November 9

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    November 7, 2005

    After a launch delay of several days, Venus Express is now all set to go. The European spacecraft dedicated to studying the atmosphere of Venus will launch atop a Soyuz-Fregat vehicle on 9 November from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. CNES is a partner on this mission.

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  9. First Vega C launch contract will carry satellite constellation

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    June 22, 2017

    On 20th June at the international Paris air show, Airbus Defence & Space and Arianespace announced the signing of a launch contract for next-generation very-high-resolution optical observation satellites.

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  10. US Dragon vehicle

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    May 25, 2020

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  12. Journal de bord du robot Perseverance

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    June 11, 2021

    Mes roues ont rencontré la surface du cratère Jézéro sur Mars le 18 février 2021 (jour terrestre). Mon premier mois martien a filé vite : 31 Sols* d’émerveillement passés à écouter les sons de la planète rouge, à découvrir ses incroyables paysages grâce à mes caméras couleur très haute définition, à vérifier la bonne santé de tous mes systèmes et à prendre mes premières mesures scientifiques. Après 20 premiers Sols de travail dense et acharné, j’ai décidé de vous raconter mon essor. Bienvenue dans mon journal de bord ! * 1 Sol est un jour martien, qui dure 24h37min22,663s

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  15. Key milestones

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    April 14, 2021

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  19. NASA AND CNES EXTEND INSIGHT MISSION AND FRENCH SEIS SEISMOMETER OPERATIONS ON MARS

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    January 21, 2021

    NASA has extended its InSight mission on Mars for two years, running through December 2022, with a high level of funding from NASA and from CNES for the French (SEIS seismometer) and international contributions it is coordinating.

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