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Space Climate Observatory – International call for projects under the aegis of the United Nations

Space Climate Observatory – International call for projects under the aegis of the United Nations

Under the aegis of the United Nations, the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) is today issuing a first international call for projects, inviting companie [...]
France-United States space cooperation, climate science and exploration to the fore

France-United States space cooperation, climate science and exploration to the fore

Tuesday 22 September, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Michael Watkins, Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), discussed space cooper [...]
Space Climate Observatory, second call for projects

Space Climate Observatory, second call for projects

The Space Climate Observatory (SCO) France is today issuing a second call for projects, inviting companies, research scientists and public organizatio [...]
Vega completes 16th successful flight, orbits 53 satellites

Vega completes 16th successful flight, orbits 53 satellites

During the night of Wednesday 2 to Thursday 3 September, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), [...]
New launch success for Ariane 5 – Galaxy 30 / MEV-2 and BSAT-4B in orbit

New launch success for Ariane 5 – Galaxy 30 / MEV-2 and BSAT-4B in orbit

Saturday 15 August, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting two satellites and [...]
CNESMAG 85 – Exploring life’s origins: the ultimate quest

CNESMAG 85 – Exploring life’s origins: the ultimate quest

The 85th edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to the quest of other life-forms in the Universe. [...]
CNES pays tribute to Dr. Michael Freilich, former Director of NASA’s Earth Science division

CNES pays tribute to Dr. Michael Freilich, former Director of NASA’s Earth Science division

Michael Freilich passed away on Wednesday 5 August 2020 at the age of 66. He began his career as an oceanographer, with a particular interest in space [...]
Mars 2020 mission launch: Perseverance rover and its SuperCam instrument safely on their way to Mars

Mars 2020 mission launch: Perseverance rover and its SuperCam instrument safely on their way to Mars

Thursday 30 July, the Mars 2020 mission successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V launcher. [...]
Alpha Mission : Thomas Pesquet to return to the International Space Station next spring

Alpha Mission : Thomas Pesquet to return to the International Space Station next spring

Next spring, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be returning to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Alpha mission and the first Europe [...]
Next Ariane 5 mission, launch of Galaxy 30, MEV-2 and BSAT-4b

Next Ariane 5 mission, launch of Galaxy 30, MEV-2 and BSAT-4b

Friday 31 July 2020, Ariane 5 will be sent aloft from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, to orbit two telecommunications sat [...]
ESA releases first images from Solar Orbiter

ESA releases first images from Solar Orbiter

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first images from its Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which completed its commissioning phase in mid-June a [...]
CNES Annual Report – 2019

CNES Annual Report – 2019

CNES is playing a pivotal role addressing the key public, private, industrial and scientific challenges of our time. [...]
Perseverance rover – All set to lift-off for Mars

Perseverance rover – All set to lift-off for Mars

Tuesday 30 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Antoine Petit, Chairman & CEO of CNRS, the French national scientific research centre, gave a jo [...]
Virtual meeting of Heads of Space Agencies – Human and robotic exploration driving internationalspace cooperation

Virtual meeting of Heads of Space Agencies – Human and robotic exploration driving internationalspace cooperation

Tuesday 9 June, 15 heads of space agencies from around the world took part at the invitation of NASA in a virtual meeting to share their views on adva [...]
International Astronautical Congress (IAC) – 73rd edition to be held in Paris 18-22 September 2022

International Astronautical Congress (IAC) – 73rd edition to be held in Paris 18-22 September 2022

Wednesday 3 June, an extraordinary session of the Bureau of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) was chaired by Pascale Ehrenfreund, IAF [...]
CNESMAG 84 – Biodiversity: building resilience

CNESMAG 84 – Biodiversity: building resilience

The 84th edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to the methods used by the space agencies and industries to protect biodiversity. [...]
CNESMAG 83 – Agriculture: remote sensing raises the bar

CNESMAG 83 – Agriculture: remote sensing raises the bar

The 83rd edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to the progresses, catalyzed by the Earth observation data, made by the agricultural world. [...]
CNES – The spirit of Space – 2020

CNES – The spirit of Space – 2020

« For 2021-2025, we’ll need to be even more imaginative to prepare for the future ! » [...]
CNESMAG (special issue) – Space Climate Observatory (SCO): data serving territories

CNESMAG (special issue) – Space Climate Observatory (SCO): data serving territories

The new edition of CNESMAG is a special issue dedicated to the Space Climate Observatory (SCO). [...]
CNESMAG 82 – Satellite communications: welcome to a new era

CNESMAG 82 – Satellite communications: welcome to a new era

The 82nd edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to new opportunities in the telecommunication industry. [...]
FRANCE-UNITED STATES SPACE COOPERATION – CNES NEW YEAR WISHES TO THE U.S. SPACE COMMUNITY

FRANCE-UNITED STATES SPACE COOPERATION – CNES NEW YEAR WISHES TO THE U.S. SPACE COMMUNITY

Friday 17 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Washington at the invitation of His Excellency Philippe Etienne, France’s Ambassador to the [...]
More than a century of space observation at Mount Wilson Observatory

More than a century of space observation at Mount Wilson Observatory

The scientific team of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, Pascal Loubière and Maëlys Renaud, visited the Mount Wilson Observatory, locate [...]
France-United States space cooperation – CNES New Year wishes to the U.S. space community

France-United States space cooperation – CNES New Year wishes to the U.S. space community

Friday 17 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Washington at the invitation of His Excellency Philippe Etienne, France’s Ambassador to the [...]
Soyuz successfully orbits CosmoSkyMed Second Generation, Cheops, ANGELS, EyeSat and OPS-Sat from Guiana Space Center

Soyuz successfully orbits CosmoSkyMed Second Generation, Cheops, ANGELS, EyeSat and OPS-Sat from Guiana Space Center

Wednesday 18 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting COSMO-SkyMed Se [...]
Space19+ conference in Seville – An ESA success for a European space industry that is strong, ambitious, innovative, responsible and competitive – “One giant leap for Europe!”

Space19+ conference in Seville – An ESA success for a European space industry that is strong, ambitious, innovative, responsible and competitive – “One giant leap for Europe!”

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November, the ESA Council meeting at ministerial level (Space19+), co-chaired by Frédérique Vidal, France’s Minister for [...]
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