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    1. [REPLAY] Ariane 5 VA254 launch on 2021/07/30

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      July 30, 2021

      Ariane 5 orbited 2 telecommunications satellites, Star One D2 et Eutelsat Quantum, from the Guiana Space Centre. Watch the liftoff on this page.

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    2. Soyuz launches SES-15 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre

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      May 18, 2017

      Thursday 18 May, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting the SES-15 telecommunications satellite for operator SES and marking its 17th straight success since 2011.

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    4. CNES and students SERA-2 experimental rocket launches successfully from Sweden

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      April 29, 2016

      Thursday 28 April, the SERA-2 experimental rocket built for CNES’s PERSEUS student space research project was successfully launched from the Esrange base operated by the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) near Kiruna, northern Sweden.

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    5. Vega launches successfully on sixth flight from Guiana Space Centre

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      December 3, 2015

      Thursday 3 December, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) on its sixth successful mission since its maiden flight in 2012, orbiting LISA Pathfinder, a demonstrator for ESA’s future mission to observe gravitational waves from space.

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    7. 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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    8. European space policy ESA Director General Jan Wörner visits Toulouse Space Centre

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      May 18, 2017

      Thursday 18 May, ESA Director General Jan Wörner visited the Toulouse Space Centre, one of the four centres of excellence of CNES, the chief contributor to ESA. He was welcomed by CNES President and ESA Council co-Chair Jean-Yves Le Gall. This visit underlined the ESA Director General’s interest in the advances that CNES is achieving to curb climate change and in Mars exploration.

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    9. CNES Board of Directors convenes Takes decisions on MicroCarb and SVOM satellites

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      December 8, 2016

      Thursday 8 December, CNES’s Board of Directors convened in Paris for its 348th session. Among the items on the agenda, special attention was given to the MicroCarb mission to measure global atmospheric concentration of carbon gas, and to the SVOM mission to detect gamma-ray bursts.

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    10. Didier Faivre takes over as new Director of the Guiana Space Centre

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      October 3, 2016

      Didier Faivre is the new Director of the Guiana Space (CSG), effective 1 October. He was previously Assistant Director to the CNES President and before that Director of Navigation Programmes at the European Space Agency (ESA).

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    11. Brigitte Behal, CNES Director of Procurement, Sales and Legal Affairs, made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour

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      September 21, 2016

      Tuesday 20 September, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented Brigitte Behal, the agency’s Director of Procurement, Sales and Legal Affairs, with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour at a ceremony in Toulouse.

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    13. Spirit of Gagarin hovers over French Guiana as Soyuz launch pad breaks ground

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      February 27, 2007

      A symbolic and important milestone has been reached on the road to the arrival of the mythical Russian Soyuz launcher in French Guiana. Numerous VIPs and representatives from CNES, ESA, Arianespace and the Russian space agency Roskosmos were at a ceremony to break ground for the new launch pad.

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