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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.
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.
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.
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.