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Indian satellite reaches Mars orbit

September 25, 2014
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) satellite arrived in orbit around Mars on Wednesday 24 September, marking a first for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

MAVEN spacecraft arrives at Mars

September 22, 2014
The U.S. MAVEN spacecraft to which France has contributed was inserted into Mars orbit Monday 22 September after a journey of 711 million km.

Satellites come to the aid of flood victims in southern France

September 22, 2014
As flood waters rose rapidly in southern France on the night of 17-18 September, the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated to assist emergency response on the ground.

Space science research community comes together in Moscow 2-10 August

August 12, 2014
CNES presented its report to COSPAR, the international organization dedicated to promoting space science research, meeting in August in Russia.

1st all-Argentinian satellite set to launch from Kourou

August 06, 2014
The 1st telecommunications satellite built entirely in Argentina is scheduled to be sent aloft by an Ariane 5 launcher from the Guiana Space Centre in September.

Satellite Internet for all in French Guiana

July 30, 2014
On the occasion of the launch of the ATV-5 from Kourou during the night of 29-30 July, CNES and the French Guiana regional council signed a partnership agreement to improve digital connectivity across French Guiana.

Jupiterís Great Red Spot just got smaller

May 16, 2014
NASA and ESAís Hubble Space Telescope has shown that Jupiterís Great Red Spot is now smaller than at any time during the last 20 years.

First man in spaceís physician looks back

May 15, 2014
To mark the 53rd anniversary of the first human spaceflight, Adilya Kotovskaya recounts how Yuri Gagarin was selected in 1959.

CNES and NASA mission to monitor water

May 06, 2014
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and his U.S. counterpart Charles Bolden signed a cooperation agreement on Friday 2 May to develop the SWOT mission, designed to measure surface water and ocean topography.

"Selfie" of Rosetta spacecraft at Mars

February 25, 2014
7 years ago to the day, the Rosetta spacecraft sent back a self-portrait taken just 250 km from the surface of Mars.

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