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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 [...]
CNESMAG 88 – CSR: CNES rises to the challenge

CNESMAG 88 – CSR: CNES rises to the challenge

The 88th edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) at CNES. Editorial of Marie-Claude Salomé, CNES Director of Communi [...]
Philippe Baptiste appointed CNES President

Philippe Baptiste appointed CNES President

At its cabinet meeting on Wednesday 14 April, the government appointed Philippe Baptiste as President of the French space agency CNES. [...]
CNESMAG 87 – Exploration : moving up a scale

CNESMAG 87 – Exploration : moving up a scale

The 87th edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to the human exploration of the Moon and Mars. [...]
France-United States space cooperation – Discussions between CNES and NASA

France-United States space cooperation – Discussions between CNES and NASA

Thursday 11 February, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall held a videoconference meeting with Steve Jurczyk, recently appointed Acting Administrator of N [...]
NASA and CNES extend InSight mission and French SEIS seismometer operations on Mars

NASA and CNES extend InSight mission and French SEIS seismometer operations on Mars

NASA has extended its InSight mission on Mars for two years, running through December 2022, with a high level of funding from NASA and from CNES for t [...]
CNES at One Planet Summit at the Elysee Palace getting Space working for biodiversity

CNES at One Planet Summit at the Elysee Palace getting Space working for biodiversity

Monday 11 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity organized by France at the Elysée Palace in concert [...]
CNES in 2021 – An ambition serving citizens asserting our need for Space

CNES in 2021 – An ambition serving citizens asserting our need for Space

Tuesday 5 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented his New Year wishes to the press. [...]
Soyuz successfully orbits CSO-2 satellite from the Guiana Space Center on behalf of CNES and DGA for Armed Forces High Command

Soyuz successfully orbits CSO-2 satellite from the Guiana Space Center on behalf of CNES and DGA for Armed Forces High Command

Tuesday 29 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), carrying the CSO-2 military observ [...]
Soyuz successfully orbits FalconEye satellite from Guiana Space Center for United Arab Emirates

Soyuz successfully orbits FalconEye satellite from Guiana Space Center for United Arab Emirates

Wednesday 2 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting the FalconEye re [...]
ActInSpace® 2020: despite the global health crisis, 2,300 people participated in the hackathon! Next step: the finals in 2021!

ActInSpace® 2020: despite the global health crisis, 2,300 people participated in the hackathon! Next step: the finals in 2021!

ActInSpace ®, the international hackathon, took place on 13 and 14 November, simultaneously over 5 continents, in 40 countries and 61 cities, virtuall [...]
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich CNES central to sea-level monitoring by TOPEX/Jason/Sentinel-6 satellites

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich CNES central to sea-level monitoring by TOPEX/Jason/Sentinel-6 satellites

Almost 30 years ago, CNES and NASA embarked on the endeavour of measuring mean sea level with a high degree of accuracy, launching the ambitious TOPEX [...]
CNES at the Paris Peace Forum

CNES at the Paris Peace Forum

The growing space debris population poses a major risk to current orbital operations and the future use of space. [...]
CNESMAG 86 – Taranis: the hidden side of storms

CNESMAG 86 – Taranis: the hidden side of storms

The 86th edition of CNESMAG is dedicated to the 100% French Taranis microsatellite which is to analyze the impact of lightning and thunder on energy t [...]
20 years of the International charter Space & Major disasters – Space assisting disasters victims

20 years of the International charter Space & Major disasters – Space assisting disasters victims

Initiated by CNES and ESA, joined shortly thereafter by CSA (Canadian Space Agency), the founding act of the International Charter Space and Major Dis [...]
ActInSpace® goes live again! Registrations reopen for the international competition for imaging tomorrow’s products and services thanks to Spaec and launch your start-up!

ActInSpace® goes live again! Registrations reopen for the international competition for imaging tomorrow’s products and services thanks to Spaec and launch your start-up!

Interrupted last March because of the pandemic, registrations for the international ActInSpace® competition have just reopened, and candidates have le [...]
International space community convenes for 71st IAC

International space community convenes for 71st IAC

From Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 October, the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is bringing together the international space community for [...]
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 [...]
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