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  1. First gravitational results from Microscope

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    December 4, 2017

    Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity continues to stand the test of time and scientists’ ever deeper probing. The first results from the Microscope satellite have confirmed the equivalence of gravitation and acceleration with unprecedented precision, pushing the limits of Einstein’s theory further than ever before. We talk about these latest findings with Isabelle Petitbon, who heads CNES’s fundamental physics programme, and Pierre-Yves Guidotti, Microscope exploitation project leader.

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  2. Huygens- Landing on Titan

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    September 11, 2017

    In December 2004, the U.S. Cassini spacecraft released the European Huygens module for the most-distant landing yet accomplished in the history of space exploration. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, was the target and the high point of this collaboration that has brought great discoveries in planetology. With the Cassini mission now set to end, Athéna Coustenis, research director at the LESIA space and astrophysics instrumentation research laboratory at the Paris Observatory, looks at what it found there.

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  3. InSight- SEIS instrument integrated and first tests completed

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    October 17, 2017

    The SEIS seismometer was recently delivered and integrated with the InSight lander in readiness for launch to Mars in May next year.

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  4. ELA 4 launch complex takes shape at CSG

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    October 17, 2017

    The new launch pad for the future Ariane 6 is continuing to take shape in Kourou.

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