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The Paris Air Show at Le Bourget opens its doors on 17 June. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected at the show, where CNES will have a 300-sq-m exhibition pavilion with its eye on the future.
The 4th European resupply cargo spacecraft began its journey to the International Space Station (ISS) this Wednesday 5 June when it was lofted into space by an Ariane 5 ES launcher. The launch occurred as scheduled from the Guiana Space Centre at 18:52 local time (23:52 CET).
For the last 10 years, more than 200 elephant seals have been patrolling the southern seas wearing some strange headgear: an Argos transmitter instrumented with temperature, salinity and pressure sensors. The data these sensors acquire are fed in near-real time into the Mercator operational oceanography model and also tell us more about the animals' ecology.
On 24 May 2013, a crowd of people began milling in the concourse of CNES’s Paris-Daumesnil facility. Carrying rucksacks and conversing in English, they had come from more than 20 countries to live their shared passion for space.