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  1. Source of Saturn’s kilometric radiation revealed

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    November 13, 2018

    Using data from the Cassini mission, scientists are unravelling the mechanisms that drive auroral radio emissions at Saturn’s poles, which are key to understanding certain characteristics of the giant ringed planet. Laurent Lamy, an astrophysicist at the LESIA space and astrophysics instrumentation research laboratory (Paris Observatory) and lead author of an article on the subject in the journal Science, gives us the details.

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  7. Fukushima- Forecasting radiation dispersal at sea

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    April 29, 2011

    In the wake of the nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan, the SIROCCO research group in Toulouse, overseen by CNES, has been simulating the dispersal of contamination at sea using imagery from the Jason and Envisat satellites.

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  11. ALPHA MISSION: PROGRESS REVIEW OF CNES EXPERIMENTS OPERATED BY THOMAS PESQUET

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    September 22, 2021

    The docking of the NG-16 resupply spacecraft with the ISS in August marked the arrival in orbit of the latest French experiments designed by CNES as part of the Alpha mission. After 152 days in space, astronaut Thomas Pesquet has already completed four spacewalks and performed a host of science experiments from CADMOS/CNES and from other space agencies like ESA and NAS. His schedule is still busy.

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  12. CNESMAG 89- Ballooning:a French flair

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    August 4, 2021

    The intense heat, droughts, storms and typhoons disrupting the planet’s delicate climate balances come with critical risks for populations. For the past 60 years, balloons have proved a platform of choice, complementing satellites with their unique ability to stay aloft for long periods at altitudes of 20 to 40 kilometres and collect in-situ data on winds, greenhouse gases, aerosols and radiation.

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  13. Robusta-1B

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    June 3, 2021

    Measuring radiation doses on bipolar components in low Earth orbit

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  18. SuperCam and its super sensors

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    March 31, 2021

    The French Space Agency (CNES) has reported the first images obtained on Mars using the Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) of the SuperCam instrument (the French contribution to NASA JPL PERSEVERANCE Rover) during the CNES Press Conference. The instrument provides high resolution (<70 µrad per pixel) color images for planetologists.

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