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Successful launch for Ariane 5 on 27 May 2015 !

A new Ariane 5 ECA model orbited 2 telecommunications satellites on wednesday 27 May 2015 from the Guiana Space Centre: DirectTV-15 and SKY México-1. Watch the replay. plus
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Successful launch for Ariane 5 on 27 May 2015 !

May 27, 2015

A new Ariane 5 ECA model orbited 2 telecommunications satellites on wednesday 27 May 2015 from the Guiana Space Centre: DirectTV-15 and SKY México-1. The launcher lifted off at 18:16 (Kourou), 23:16 (Paris). Watch the replay.

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OSIRIS 11-cm-resolution pictures reveal comet in unprecedented detail

March 03, 2015

During its St Valentine’s Day flyby passing just 6 km from comet 67P’s nucleus, Rosetta’s OSIRIS-NAC narrow angle camera obtained an image with a pixel resolution of 11 cm showing the orbiter’s own shadow cast on the surface.

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Jean-Yves Le Gall reappointed CNES President

February 18, 2015

At the proposal of the Minister for Education, Higher Education and Research, the French government meeting in cabinet today reappointed Jean-Yves Le Gall as President of the French space agency CNES, which he has headed since April 2013.

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ATV-5 undocks from the International Space Station

February 14, 2015

A love story that lasted more than 15 years came to an end a little after 14:30 CET Saturday 14 February, on St Valentine’s Day, when the ATV-5 Georges Lemaître undocked from the International Space Station. Replay the live broadcast of the event here.