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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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CNES and Google's Project Loon collaborate to connect the world to the Internet

December 11, 2014

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.

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Ariane 6 : Europe all set to build the dream

December 02, 2014

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.