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SWOT Satellite Launches Successfully from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

SWOT Satellite Launches Successfully from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

Friday 16 December, the SWOT satellite (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) was sent into orbit atop a Falcon 9 vehicle operated by SpaceX from Vanden [...]
Franco-American space cooperation in the spotlight during the French President’s State Visit to the USA

Franco-American space cooperation in the spotlight during the French President’s State Visit to the USA

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in Washington, as part of the State Visit of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, a sequence dedicated [...]
COP27 In Sharm El-Sheikh – CNES Key To France’s Space For Climate Drive

COP27 In Sharm El-Sheikh – CNES Key To France’s Space For Climate Drive

From 6 to 18 November, the world’s leaders came together at the COP27 climate change conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. On this occasion, CNES, Fra [...]
CNESMAG 94 – France-USA : In space we trust

CNESMAG 94 – France-USA : In space we trust

With the Comprehensive Dialogue on Space, a new chapter in the story of French-U.S. cooperation in space is today playing out before our eyes. In this [...]
First Fully Integrated Ariane 6 on its Launch Pad for Combined Tests

First Fully Integrated Ariane 6 on its Launch Pad for Combined Tests

The Ariane 6 upper composite dedicated to the Ariane 6 combined test campaign has now joined the rest of the launcher on its launch pad at Europe’s Sp [...]
CAIPAN II International Conference on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena Organized by GEIPAN in Toulouse

CAIPAN II International Conference on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena Organized by GEIPAN in Toulouse

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October, the GEIPAN research and information group dedicated to unidentified aerospace phenomena (UAP) at CNES organized the [...]
Vega-C Completes First Successful Flight New Era Beckons for European Spaceflight

Vega-C Completes First Successful Flight New Era Beckons for European Spaceflight

Wednesday 13 July, Vega-C, the successor to ESA’s Vega launcher, accomplished a flawless first flight from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spa [...]
France-Japan Space Cooperation: Exploration, Earth Observation and Launchers on the Agenda

France-Japan Space Cooperation: Exploration, Earth Observation and Launchers on the Agenda

The week of 27 June, on the occasion of celebrations marking CNES’s 60th anniversary at the French Embassy in Japan, the agency’s Chairman & CEO P [...]
Space for Climate Observatory Marks Third Anniversary with 29 Signatories of Founding Charter

Space for Climate Observatory Marks Third Anniversary with 29 Signatories of Founding Charter

Monday 27 June at the Cité de l’Espace space theme park in Toulouse and remotely, the members of the Space for Climate Observatory (SCO) came together [...]
CNESMAG 92 – Galileo: A constellation of services

CNESMAG 92 – Galileo: A constellation of services

In this issue of CNESMAG we look at the contributions of France and CNES to Egnos and Galileo, 2 European systems. In the field of satellite navigatio [...]
CNESMAG 91 – Innovation: Boosting French Expertise

CNESMAG 91 – Innovation: Boosting French Expertise

This issue shows how we have rethought our role and documents the wealth of real-world solutions we are providing to spawn start-ups and nurture the F [...]
The United States joins the Space for Climate Observatory

The United States joins the Space for Climate Observatory

This week, the United States joined the Space for Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, fulfilling the commitment made by Vice President Kamala Harris [...]
France signs up to Artemis Accords and joins international space exploration programme

France signs up to Artemis Accords and joins international space exploration programme

Tuesday 7 June, on the sidelines of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of CNES at the French Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C., the age [...]
France on NASA’s Dragonfly Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan

France on NASA’s Dragonfly Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan

Earlier this year, CNES and NASA signed a cooperation agreement on Dragonfly mission to explore Titan. [...]
CNES in 2022: 60 years serving French and European space, sights firmly set on new spaces

CNES in 2022: 60 years serving French and European space, sights firmly set on new spaces

Tuesday 11 January, CNES Chairman & CEO Philippe Baptiste presented his New Year wishes to the press, hailing journalists’ unstinting efforts cove [...]
New Launch Success for Ariane 5 James Webb Space Telescope on Way to L2 Lagrange Point

New Launch Success for Ariane 5 James Webb Space Telescope on Way to L2 Lagrange Point

25 December, Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, accomplished a flawless launch on its 112th flight from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) to orbit NASA’s [...]
French-U.S. space cooperation : two space power engage comprehensive dialog

French-U.S. space cooperation : two space power engage comprehensive dialog

Tuesday 10 November, during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to France, the White House announced expanded cooperation with France in space f [...]
ESA and CNES work together to create new European space transport hub

ESA and CNES work together to create new European space transport hub

To make Europe’s space access policy more competitive, CNES and ESA are working together to create a new European space transport hub. [...]
Vega Completes 20th Successful Flight: Three Ceres Satellites in Orbit

Vega Completes 20th Successful Flight: Three Ceres Satellites in Orbit

On November 16th, Vega launched from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport, to successfully place the three CERES defence and security Ear [...]
Vega Completes 20th Successful Flight: Three Ceres Satellites in Orbit

Vega Completes 20th Successful Flight: Three Ceres Satellites in Orbit

On November 16th, Vega launched from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport, to successfully place the three CERES defence and security Ear [...]
COP26 in Glasgow – Space-based Earth observation working to tackle climate change

COP26 in Glasgow – Space-based Earth observation working to tackle climate change

From 1 to 12 November, the world’s leaders came together at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. For a climate-focused space agency like CN [...]
Thomas Pesquet returns to Earth after more than six months aboard the ISS

Thomas Pesquet returns to Earth after more than six months aboard the ISS

9 November at 04:33 CET, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida, safely returning to Earth ESA astronaut Thomas [...]
CNES takes up Chair of CEOS charting paths to sustainability from strategy to practical measures

CNES takes up Chair of CEOS charting paths to sustainability from strategy to practical measures

4 November, CNES takes up the Chair of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) alongside the European Space Agency (ESA). [...]
France-Luxembourg Space Cooperation Quadripartite Agreement to Focus on Exploration and Space Resources

France-Luxembourg Space Cooperation Quadripartite Agreement to Focus on Exploration and Space Resources

Wednesday 7 July, CNES, the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) and Air Liquide signed a Letter of I [...]
Mars 2020 Mission – French SuperCam instrument records audio from Ingenuity’s fourth flight

Mars 2020 Mission – French SuperCam instrument records audio from Ingenuity’s fourth flight

On 1 May, the French-U.S. SuperCam instrument on NASA’s Perseverance rover recorded for the first time on Mars the sounds from the Ingenuity helicopte [...]
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