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Nom de la première vidéo : Welcome to CNES
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A brief introduction to the French space agency.

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Philae to land on comet 67P on 12 November

September 26, 2014

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander on 12 November. The chosen landing site will be finally confirmed on 14 October.


Philae landing site selected

September 15, 2014

After a busy weekend at CNES in Toulouse, Rosetta mission managers have chosen Philae’s landing site: on 11 November, if all goes according to plan, Europe’s lander module will touch down at Site J, located on the ‘head’ of comet 67P.


Rosetta: Five landing sites selected for Philae

August 25, 2014

Two and a half months before the long-awaited touchdown of Philae, scores of scientists from ESA, CNES, DLR and other agencies and laboratories convened at CNES in Toulouse this weekend, to draw up a list of five suitable landing sites on the nucleus of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P). Touchdown is still on-schedule for mid-November.


ATV-5 docked with the International Space Station

August 14, 2014

Europe’s fifth ISS cargo resupply ship, sent aloft 30 July by an Ariane 5 launcher, reached its destination this Tuesday 12 August. The station crew will be opening the hatch in a few days’ time. See multi-camera footage of the final minutes of the docking sequence here.

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A new website for CNES - the French Space Agency

February 23, 2009

A new website for CNES, the French Space Agency

More ‘in’ visually, and less ‘has-been’ from a navigational point of view, CNES’s institutional website has been revitalized. Here’s a roundup of the new features the editors have whipped up for you …

First you’ll find that the graphics have changed, to adapt to the growing demand for images and to provide better showcasing for video. Henceforth, you can enjoy instant access to our latest Journal de l’espace or even a bizarre encounter with the illustrator, Moebius.

The second improvement is the site’s user-friendliness, with more intuitive navigation, a redesigned structure and the introduction of new tools such as the ‘word cloud’.

For professionals, our site now offers easily identifiable dedicated areas for journalists, public officials and policy-makers, as well as for the educational and scientific communities.
You can find your news item, sorted by category, and consult detailed special features in the section entitled “Find out more about space”.

A colour, a content and a to suit everyone... Happy navigating!