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  1. Les archives du GEIPAN, un an après

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    April 25, 2008

    Au printemps 2007, le GEIPAN, service du CNES chargé d’étudier les phénomènes aérospatiaux non identifiés, entamait la publication sur Internet de ses 30 années d’archives. Un an après, l’initiative a-t-elle tenu toutes ses promesses ? Bilan d’étape.

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  2. CNES wins award for satellite collision risk management

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    June 23, 2008

    16 May, CNES engineer François Laporte, based at the Toulouse Space Centre, won the Best Paper of Symposium award at Space Ops 2008 for his contribution on operational management of collision risks for CNES satellites in low-Earth orbit.

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  3. CNES at the Paris Air Show

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    June 8, 2005

    From 13 to 19 June 2005, CNES is at the 46th Paris Air Show. This year, the agency’s exhibition proposes to take professionals and public alike on a unique tour from space to Earth, in tribute to Jules Verne. CNES also has a special website dedicated to the air show, marking the centenary of Jules Verne’s death and celebrating the achievements of this great writer who was passionate about science.

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  4. CNES at the Paris Air Show- The week’s highlights

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    June 21, 2005

    The 46th Paris Air Show has been a great success for CNES. The agency held many meetings during the one-week event, strengthening its partnership ties with industry and foreign space agencies. And with the On Earth, in Space exhibition, CNES reached out to the public, detailing its activities and showcasing its main missions. The response from visitors was enthusiastic.

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  5. CNES supports environment expedition

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    August 4, 2009

    The French ecology ministry has tasked the schooner La Boudeuse, skippered by Patrice Franceschi, with a special environmental mission, supported by CNES. The expedition launches in August.

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  6. New look for CNES

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    March 7, 2006

    On Earth, in Space is the mantra you are used to seeing on the CNES website. Recently, you will have noticed that our logo has received a makeover, too. Now, after a lengthy creative process, our website’s graphic design has been revamped to give the agency a new identity.

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  7. CNES and Eumetsat sign Jason-2 agreement

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    May 24, 2006

    Last month, Europe (CNES and Eumetsat) and the United States (Nasa and NOAA) signed a cooperation agreement on the Jason-2 programme. The European partners have now signed a new agreement on this ocean surface topography mission.

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  8. Envisat and CNES balloons keep track of ozone

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    May 2, 2005

    Depletion of the ozone layer by human-induced chemical emissions is a cause for concern. To keep track of the situation, Europe’s Envisat satellite is studying variations in stratospheric ozone levels. Saturday 7 May, CNES launched a stratospheric balloon to validate the atmospheric measurements Envisat is acquiring from space.

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  9. Project leader of the year is from CNES!

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    April 5, 2006

    Michel Bach, Parasol Project Leader at CNES, received on 4 April the Project Leader of the Year award in the Industrial Projects category at the 2006 Project Management forum held at the CNIT La Défense conference and exhibition centre, Paris.

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  10. CNES at the 48th Paris Air Show

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    June 17, 2009

    This year’s international air show takes place from 15-21 June at Le Bourget airport. Amidst the 2,000 exhibitors and 140 aircraft on display, CNES’s pavilion presents a resolutely forward-looking vision.

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  11. CNES keeps a lookout for collisions in space

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    February 19, 2009

    Last week’s collision between the Kosmos and Iridium satellites was an exceptionally rare event. But with the growing field of orbital debris now encircling the planet, the ability to predict and avert such occurrences is today a key issue. CNES is at the forefront of efforts in this respect, keeping a constant watch over 15 satellites in low-Earth orbit and performing collision-avoidance manoeuvres when necessary.

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  12. A CNES-Esa agreement on launcher Soyuz at the Guiana Space Center

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    July 22, 2005

    Soyuz is getting closer to French Guiana! While the alteration work is going on at the Guiana Space Center, French space agency CNES and Esa signed an agreement on the setting up programme. This gives a schedule for the Russian launcher’s installation at Europe’s spaceport. The adjustment for Soyuz begins in Guiana: launching expected in 2008!

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  13. New CNES website feature focuses on Space and Climate

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    October 13, 2005

    What are the obstacles currently limiting our understanding of global warming? What can Earth observation satellites see that we don’t detect from the ground? Have space technologies given us new insights into the climate processes involved? To mark the launch of the Calipso climate research satellite to study Earth’s atmosphere, CNES is devoting a special multimedia feature to space and climate on its website—giving a new perspective on climate concerns from the high ground of space.

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  14. CNES positions Chinese satellite

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    April 15, 2005

    Teams at the Toulouse Space Centre have been tasked with positioning the Apstar VI telecommunications satellite, launched 12 April from the Xichang launch base in south-west China.

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  15. CNES and Aquitaine Regional Council join forces for atmospheric re-entry programmes

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    November 16, 2004

    Atmospheric re-entry represents a key challenge for the space community. Two European projects backed by the Aquitaine Regional Council are currently focusing on this extremely tricky phase of a spaceflight mission, which involves getting a spacecraft—and its crew—through the atmosphere and back to Earth unscathed.

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  16. L’Ecotaxe des poids lourds, par satellite?

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    July 2, 2009

    Le principe est acquis et la loi est votée : en 2011, conformément aux conclusions du Grenelle de l’environnement, l’Ecotaxe kilométrique s’appliquera aux poids lourds qui transiteront en France. Le CNES apporte son appui technique à la réflexion.

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  17. ATV prepares for final moments

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    September 23, 2008

    Après 6 mois de bons et loyaux services, l’ATV Jules Verne va tirer sa révérence. La scène se déroulera le 29 septembre prochain au dessus du Pacifique sud.

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  18. Tele-echography service to undergo full-scale trials

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    January 27, 2009

    The 1st robot designed to perform teleoperated ultrasound scans was rolled out in 2003 as a result of research work by Professor Philippe Arbeille at Tours Hospital, France, supported by ESA* and CNES. Today, the ARTIS** project funded by ESA is set to test a full-scale robotic tele-echography service.

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  19. PSMA offers all-terrain emergency medical assistance

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    March 30, 2009

    Getting emergency medical teams quickly to the scene of a disaster like a plane crash deep in forest terrain is no easy task. For this reason, French Guiana has worked with CNES and Thales Alenia Space to develop the PSMA emergency medical aid unit. The new unit were deployed for its latest test run on Thursday 26 March.

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  20. Satellite technology helps to combat locusts

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    October 25, 2005

    As plagues of locusts threaten to destroy crops in the Sahel region of Africa, CNES is proposing satellite technologies to track swarms.

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