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Research grants

Once a year CNES awards about a hundred research grants in the domain of engineering sciences (orbital and space transport systems), and those sciences which make use of space equipment (sciences of the cosmos, Earth, and microgravity) to young French and foreign scientists who have an interest in space.

E-Space & Science

The E-Space&Science scientific bulletin of the CNES is a regular publication aiming to provide information about the work of the scientific teams involved in space research programmes. This online bulletin accompanies the publication in peer reviewed scientific journals reporting significant results obtained with the support of CNES.

The bulletin is written for a public of scientists or passionates including, the scientific community and particularly scientists collaborating with the CNES, students, teachers and professors as well as journalists, scientific medias and museums.

Future scientific launches

News

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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.

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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.