Community of Ariane Cities revamps websiteNovember 29, 2013
The French non-profit association whose prime mission is to bolster cooperation between cities and industrial organizations involved in the Ariane programme recently rolled out its all-new website.
Comet ISON has probably broken upNovember 29, 2013
The comet passed very close to the Sun yesterday and probably did not survive its encounter according to observations by the SOHO satellite.
China set to land Jade Rabbit probe on MoonNovember 27, 2013
Beijing plans to land its Moon rover on a previously unexplored region of Earth’s satellite. Launch is scheduled early in December.
Wildlife under close watch at the Guiana Space CentreOctober 08, 2013
CNES and ONCFS, the French hunting and wildlife commission, have signed a 3-year research collaboration agreement to study big land mammals at the Guiana Space Centre.
ESA tests prototype ExoMars rover in the desertOctober 04, 2013
The most ambitious field trial of a planetary rover ever performed by ESA will take place next week in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, where the environment is similar to what the rover will encounter on Mars.
NASA closed since Tuesday 1 OctoberOctober 02, 2013
Federal employees of the U.S. space agency have been furloughed and sent home due to the failure of the Democrat and Republican parties to agree on the 2014 budget—a first in 17 years.
Floods in Japan: satellites in actionJuly 29, 2013
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated Monday 29 July to aid relief efforts in southern Japan after the torrential rains there throughout the weekend.
Curiosity sets new distance recordJuly 25, 2013
NASA’s Martian rover, which CNES is helping to operate in Toulouse, recently completed its longest one-day drive since landing on the Red Planet in August 2012, covering just over 100 m on 21 July.
Hubble discovers new Neptune moonJuly 22, 2013
NASA’s space telescope has found the 14th natural satellite of the furthest gas giant from the Sun in our solar system.
NASA tracks asteroid 1998 QE2May 30, 2013
The 70-m-diameter asteroid is expected to pass Earth on Friday 31 May, coming within just under 6 million km at its closest approach-15 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
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