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  3. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S DEFENCE AND ARMED FORCES COMMITTEE VISITS TOULOUSE SPACE CENTRE

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    September 25, 2020

    Friday 25 September, a delegation of the National Assembly’s Defence and Armed Forces Committee, led by Gard MP Françoise Dumas, the Committee’s Chair, and including Indre-et-Loire MP Sabine Thillaye, Chair of the National Assembly’s European Affairs Committee, accompanied by Loiret MP Marianne Dubois, visited the Toulouse Space Centre (CST). The visit gave the MPs the chance to see how France’s military space strategy is being executed.

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  4. CNES at GLEC 2019 (Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries)

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    April 25, 2019

    In the presence of Abdellatif Loudiyi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the National Defense Administration, and Mr. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES and of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), gave the opening address on Wednesday 24 April in Marrakesh at the GLEC 2019 Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries. Co-organized by IAF and Morocco’s Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS) with support from CNES, GLEC 2019 is the first international space conference of its kind dedicated to emerging countries, bringing together more than 300 specialists for three days in Marrakesh.

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  5. MINISTER OF ARMED FORCES FLORENCE PARLY VISITS THE TOULOUSE SPACE CENTRE AND NEW FRENCH SPACE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS

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    February 21, 2020

    Friday 21 February, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, General Philippe Lavigne, Air Force Chief of Staff, Thierry Angel, Deputy Head, Forces, of the French defence procurement agency DGA, and General Michel Friedling, Chief of Space Command, welcomed the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Toulouse Space Centre (CST). Ever since its inception in 1961, CNES has worked closely with the Ministry for Armed Forces—one of its overseeing ministries with the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation—and is today a vital cog in the conduct of military space programmes, execution of space operations and planning for the future.

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  9. CNES relations with Ministry of Armed Forces Military Inspectors General visit Toulouse Space Centre

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    April 8, 2019

    Monday 8 April, a delegation from the Military Inspectorate General visited the Toulouse Space Centre (CST). CNES Chief Operating Officer Lionel Suchet and Frédéric Pradeilles, CST Director and Director of Digital Technologies and Operations (DNO), welcomed the delegation for a presentation of the activities the agency conducts for the Ministry of Armed Forces.

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  12. 52nd International Paris Air Show President Macron visits CNES Pavilion

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    June 19, 2017

    At the opening of the 52nd International Paris Air Show, being held from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 June at Le Bourget, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, accompanied by Thomas Pesquet, welcomed President Emmanuel Macron to the CNES Pavilion for a tour of the innovation (Ariane 6), climate (MERLIN) and exploration (Mars) exhibits on display. The futuristic pavilion is showcasing programmes and technologies the agency is developing to “invent the future of space”.

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  13. 79th straight success for Ariane 5

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    June 2, 2017

    Thursday 1 June, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting two new telecommunications satellites: ViaSat-2, built by Boeing for operator ViaSat Inc., and Eutelsat 172B, built by Airbus Defence & Space for operator Eutelsat. The flight marked the European launcher’s 79th straight success since 2003, the fifth launch of the year from the CSG and Ariane 5’s third in 2017.

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  14. CNES’s climate-change credentials on show at Industry Week focused on eco-friendly solutions

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    March 22, 2017

    As a space agency sharply focused on curbing climate change, it was only natural that CNES should be involved in the seventh national Industry Week, which this year is giving pride of place to eco-friendly solutions. With its 2,500 employees, CNES is driving initiatives and innovation and taking advantage of this operation to showcase space careers in Toulouse from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 March.

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  15. Four new satellites to join Galileo constellation

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    November 10, 2016

    One week before the launch of four new satellites for Galileo, the European Union’s satellite navigation programme, CNES President and interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes Jean-Yves Le Gall met the press this morning for a status check on the programme and its future applications.

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  16. CNES renews memorandum on space training with the Ecole de l’Air

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    April 11, 2016

    CNES devotes a lot of effort to programmes for the Ministry of Defence. To optimize its work, it supports space training for the ministry’s officers. To this end, the agency signed a memorandum Friday 8 April with the Ecole de l’Air, France’s air officer training school, formalizing actions aimed at helping the school’s command to give trainee officers the vital knowledge needed to fulfil their future space responsibilities.

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