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    1. Ariane 6 to take Europe’s launchers to new heights CNES, ESA and ASL confirm development of new launcher

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      November 9, 2016

      The Ariane 6 programme, approved at the ESA Ministerial Council meeting of 2 December 2014, seeks to halve launch costs per kilogram compared to Ariane 5. CNES has responsibility for developing ground support equipment at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) and as such is in charge of building the new ELA4 launch complex for Ariane 6. An amendment to the contract of 12 August 2015 was signed today at ESA headquarters in the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.

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    6. France-Switzerland space cooperation- Supporting technology innovation, science and exploration missions and future launchers

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      July 1, 2019

      Monday 1 July, in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the 26th French-Swiss academic, scientific and technological cooperation forum took place on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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    7. Paving the way for future launchers- CNES and ArianeGroup launch ArianeWorks acceleration platform

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      February 21, 2019

      Thursday 21 February in Paris, in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, the French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and ArianeGroup CEO André-Hubert Roussel signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create an acceleration platform dedicated to the preparation of future launchers. To be called ArianeWorks, the new platform will boost innovation for future launcher development by bringing teams together under one roof and connecting them to Europe’s space ecosystem.

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    8. Go-ahead for Prometheus, Europe’s future launcher engine

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      August 28, 2017

      Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA’s Director of Space Transportation, and Alain Charmeau, CEO of ArianeGroup (formerly Airbus Safran Launchers), officially handed the Prometheus project over to ESA on 22 June at the Paris Air Show.

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    9. SERA 3, A Test Model for Future launchers

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      July 4, 2017

      Students from the Perseus project have successfully launched their SERA 3 rocket

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    10. CNES engaging PERSEUS students to invent launchers of the future

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      January 30, 2017

      The 12th PERSEUS student space research seminar, organized by CNES’s Launch Vehicles Directorate (DLA), took place on 26 and 27 January in Massy Palaiseau. PERSEUS aims to lay the groundwork for the future through innovative, hands-on educational projects conceived by young undergraduate students.

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    11. France-India space cooperation- Agreements signed on future launchers and lunar exploration

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      January 9, 2017

      CNES is accompanying India’s space innovation efforts through cooperation with ISRO on future launch vehicles and by partnering the Team Indus lunar mission.

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    12. Europe’s launchers sector gears up to boost competitiveness

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      November 30, 2016

      CNES has sold its almost 35% stake in Arianespace to Airbus Safran Launchers, in line with decisions reached at the last ministerial council meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the end of 2014. The new ownership structure has been crafted in response to the request from the agency’s member states to reorganize Europe’s launcher sector in order to make it more competitive.

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    13. Operation of Ariane 5 launchers: solid propellant motor passes sixth static firing test

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      September 8, 2016

      Today’s static firing test of the Ariane 5 solid propellant motor was a clear success. This sixth firing test of the motor was conducted on the BEAP solid booster test stand at Guiana Space Centre—Europe’s space port in Kourou—under the aegis of CNES’s Launcher Directorate and as part of ESA’s Launchers Exploitation Accompaniment Programme (LEAP).

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    14. How launchers work

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      April 30, 2015

      How launchers work

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    15. Reusable launchers- CNES and ONERA working together

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      October 2, 2015

      Scientific partners since the start of the space endeavour in France and Europe, CNES and ONERA, the French aeronautics, space and defence research laboratory, have decided to join forces to work on a reusable launcher first stage and begin looking at key technical aspects such as recovery, return and maintenance.

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    16. Building a range of launchers

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      December 2, 2014

      Since the 1970s, launcher missions have continued to evolve and diversify. Today, launchers are expected to deliver ever more performance and transport increasingly heavy payloads.

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    17. Developmental launchers: Ariane 1 to 3

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      December 2, 2014

      The first Ariane launcher thundered off the launch pad on 24 December 1979. For the first time in the history of space, a heavy-lift 3-stage launcher capable of placing satellites of nearly 1 tonne into geostationary orbit was successfully sent aloft.

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    18. CNES, ESA and Airbus Safran Launchers start development of Ariane 6

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      August 12, 2015

      The decisions taken on 2 December 2014 at the meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) Council at ministerial level to give spacefaring Europe the launchers it needs to meet the challenges ahead were formally enshrined Wednesday 12 August. Three contracts were signed for a total of €3.4 billion, concerning development of Ariane 6 and its new launch complex, for which CNES is prime contractor, and development of Vega-C.

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    19. Le CNES, l’ESA et Airbus Safran Launchers engagent le développement d’Ariane 6

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      August 12, 2015

      Les décisions prises le 2 décembre 2014 lors de la réunion au niveau ministériel du Conseil de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA), pour doter l’Europe des lanceurs lui permettant de faire face aux défis des prochaines années, ont été formalisées le mercredi 12 août. Trois contrats ont été signés, d’un montant global de 3,4 milliards d’euros, portant sur le développement d’Ariane 6 et de son ensemble de lancement, dont le CNES est maître d’œuvre, ainsi que sur le développement de Vega-C.

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    20. ESA’s Launchers Programme Board meets at the Guiana Space Centre

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      May 13, 2015

      The Launchers Programme Board (PB-LAU) of the European Space Agency (ESA) met on 12 and 13 May at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG). Chaired by Daniel Neuenschwander, Head of the Swiss Space Office and Head of the Swiss Delegation to ESA, the board comprises the Launchers delegates of the agency’s member states.

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