Vega launches successfully on fourth flight from the Guiana Space Centre

Wednesday 11 February, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) on its fourth successful mission since its maiden flight in 2012, carrying the IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) re-entry demonstrator into orbit. The IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) is an atmospheric re-entry demonstrator built by prime contractor Thales Alenia Space … Dowiedz się więcej

ASI and CNES sign cooperation agreement on experiments for ESA’s BepiColombo mission

Enrico Saggese, President of the Italian space agency ASI, and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed a cooperation agreement on experiments for the BepiColombo mission to Mercury, part of ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme. Pursuing their longstanding and very complementary partnership, ASI and CNES have signed an agreement to supply the French PHEBUS instrument (Probing Hermean … Dowiedz się więcej

CNES and Astrium sign IASI-NG contract

IASI-NG is an infrared atmospheric sounding instrument designed to fly on the three MetOp-SG satellites of EUMETSAT’s Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) being developed under an integrated European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT team. IASI-NG offers far superior performance to the first-generation IASI instruments currently operating on the MetOp-A and MetOp-B satellites, which have enabled … Dowiedz się więcej

CNES at the 15th European Interparliamentary Space Conference

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the plenary session of the 15th European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) at the Belgian Senate in Brussels, Monday 14 October, where discussions focused on finding ways to better match teaching of science to the growing needs of Europe’s space industry. Senator Dominique Tilmans, chair of the Space … Dowiedz się więcej

ChemCam and SAM instrument teams, led by CNES, win award from NASA for exceptional contribution to Mars Science Laboratory mission Download

At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s 2013 NASA Honor Awards Ceremony on Thursday 10 October, JPL Director Charles Elachi presented an award on behalf of NASA to the French and U.S. teams who worked on ChemCam and SAM, for their exceptional contribution to the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. CNES is funding, managing and providing technical … Dowiedz się więcej