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CNES and Google's Project Loon collaborate

A fleet of balloons providing an Internet connection to rural, remote and underserved areas: that is the goal of Google’s ambitious Project Loon which CNES is associated... plus
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Events

30 November 2014 (postponed to earlier 1st December)

Mascot launch on Hayabusa 2 satellite

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4 December 2014 (postponed to 6 December)

Ariane 5 launch live from French Guiana

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18 December 2014

Soyuz from French Guiana

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In the news

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CNES and Google's Project Loon collaborate to connect the world to the Internet

December 11, 2014

A fleet of balloons providing an Internet connection to rural, remote and underserved areas: that is the goal of Google’s ambitious Project Loon. CNES is supporting this project with balloon engineering expertise for which it has acquired international acclaim over the last 50 years. CNES and Google are delighted to be working together to give new momentum to research efforts in this area.

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Ariane 6 : Europe all set to build the dream

December 02, 2014

Tuesday 2 December, the Ministerial Council meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Luxembourg gave spacefaring Europe the means to meet the major challenges that lie ahead. For Ariane 6, the common vision crafted by CNES, ESA and space industry partners received the backing of Europe’s ministers, who gave the programme the green light for a first launch in 2020.

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Philae makes historic landing on comet 67P

November 13, 2014

Philae, the Rosetta mission’s lander, touched down on the nucleus of comet 67P on Wednesday 12 November at 15:34:54 UTC, 16:34:54 CET. The radio signal confirming this unprecedented feat was received on Earth a little later at 16:03 UTC, 17:03 CET.

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Philae landing site named Agilkia

November 04, 2014

Thousands of you responded to ESA's call to find a name for Philae's landing site, initially designated ‘Site J'. It has now been named Agilkia. This name was among the proposals from France shortlisted for the competition by CNES... and it was submitted by a Frenchman!