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  1. Why is there so little water left on Mars?

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    24 Juin 2021

    Mars is known for its thin atmosphere, where CO2 dominates and provides most of the atmospheric mass and pressure. In fact, the pressure is similar to that in the Earth’s stratosphere, which is a layer of the atmosphere, at more than 30km above the surface.

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  2. CNES PAYS TRIBUTE TO DR. MICHAEL FREILICH, FORMER DIRECTOR OF NASA’S EARTH SCIENCE DIVISION

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    7 Août 2020

    Following the announcement of the death of Dr. Mike Freilich, former Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, CNES pays glowing tribute to the memory of this outstanding partner of our agency.

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  3. Jason-1 clocks up 10 years of climate observations

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    6 Décembre 2011

    The Jason-1 ocean-observing satellite has been in orbit for 10 years. In that time, it has helped to build up a 20-year time series of continuous sea-surface measurements to enhance our understanding of climate change.

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  6. State visit of President Macron to United States CNES and NASA step up their cooperation

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    25 Avril 2018

    Wednesday 25 April in Washington D.C., on the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the United States, CNES and NASA signed a joint statement which, following the extension for a further five years of the intergovernmental agreement on space, reaffirms both parties’ desire to continue and step up their partnership in space exploration and in the observation of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. The signing took place in the presence of CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and NASA Associate Administrator Robert M. Lightfoot, after which Jean-Yves Le Gall met Jim Bridenstine, who officially took office at the U.S. space agency on 23 April. Beforehand, Jean-Yves Le Gall also met Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, for a broad discussion of key international space issues.

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  7. France-United States space cooperation CNES and NASA hold bilateral meeting

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    3 Février 2017

    Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s new Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, met CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at CNES’s Head Office in Paris on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February. This first meeting since his appointment provided the opportunity to review the priorities of CNES and NASA’s cooperation.

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  8. EUSO-SPB set down in the Pacific Ocean after over 12 days in the air

    Date de publication:

    12 Mai 2017

    The second EUSO-Balloon flight landed on 7th May around 3.20 am UT.

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  9. France-United States space cooperation CNES and NASA sign statement on Mars and oceanography

    Date de publication:

    19 Juin 2017

    Monday 19 June at the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and NASA Acting Administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. gave new momentum to their cooperation with a joint statement. At their meeting, the two agency heads discussed Mars exploration and oceanography, two domains where CNES has key expertise.

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  10. 52nd International Paris Air Show President Macron visits CNES Pavilion

    Date de publication:

    19 Juin 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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  11. Salon du Bourget 2017: Le Président de la République est reçu au Pavillon du CNES

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    19 Juin 2017

    A l’occasion de l’inauguration du 52ème Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace de Paris Le Bourget, qui se tient du lundi 19 au dimanche 25 juin au Bourget, Jean-Yves Le Gall, Président du CNES, accompagné de Thomas Pesquet, a reçu le Président de la République au Pavillon du CNES. L’innovation (Ariane 6), le climat (Merlin) et l’exploration (Mars) ont été présentés au Président de la République dans un Pavillon futuriste, où sont exposés les programmes et les technologies que le CNES développe pour « Inventer l’espace de demain ».

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  12. France-United States space cooperation- A great record and great prospects ahead

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    20 Décembre 2016

    Monday 19 December, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Washington D.C. to present recent French and European space policy advances to the US space community. He also took the opportunity to underscore CNES’s cooperative ties with NASA and NOAA, notably in the historic domains of oceanography and robotic exploration of Mars, and to affirm the agency’s desire to pursue this exceptional partnership.

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  13. France-United States space cooperation CALIPSO mission marks 10 years in orbit

    Date de publication:

    10 Juin 2016

    CNES and its partners, NASA and participating laboratories celebrated yesterday the 10th anniversary of the CALIPSO mission, a marvellous symbol of the successful space cooperation between France and the United States. Ten years after launch, CALIPSO is still sounding the atmosphere, a key mission at a time when climate issues are an important focus of attention for the space sector.

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  14. France-United States space cooperation A new step forward after the successful launch of Jason-3

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    20 Janvier 2016

    Following the successful launch of the Jason-3 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Washington D.C. yesterday to meet NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and give a talk on French space policy to the U.S. space community.

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  15. International space cooperation NASA presents its space exploration programme at CNES Head Office

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    27 Avril 2016

    Tuesday 26 April, three top NASA officials were at CNES’s Head Office in Paris, where they gave an interactive presentation on the U.S. space agency’s Journey to Mars programme. The presentation set out the milestones on the path to launching crewed and robotic missions to the Red Planet, which will involve proving the new technologies required and federating the international space community around these goals.

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  16. NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman visits CNES Head Office

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    9 Septembre 2015

    Dava Newman, the new Deputy Administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), met on Tuesday 8 September with CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at CNES’s Head Office in Paris. This was their first meeting since Dr Newman’s nomination by President Obama in October 2014 and her confirmation by the U.S. Senate in May, offering the opportunity to review the main areas of cooperation where CNES and NASA are working together.

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  17. A French instrument on Mars in 2012

    Date de publication:

    18 Mai 2011

    The SAM suite of instruments, which will study the organic composition of the Martian soil and atmosphere for the MSL mission, is all set to go. A French team is involved in the project.

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