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A brief introduction to the French space agency.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
A new website for CNES, the French Space Agency
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 cnes.fr to suit everyone... Happy navigating!