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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 makes historic landing on comet 67P

November 13, 2014

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.

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Philae landing site named Agilkia

November 04, 2014

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!