France's ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to fly to International Space Station in 2016 Geneviève Fioraso, France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall announced today ...Read more
60th straight launch success for Ariane 5 - ATV Georges Lemaître on its way to the International Space Station
60th straight launch success for Ariane 5 - ATV Georges Lemaître on its way to the International Space Station Tuesday 29 July, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, placing into orbit ESA’s Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which is scheduled ...Read more
From mir to the international space station [Send to a friend] [Print] As it turned out, the Russian space agency had no need for its $200 million insurance policy, for Mir's deorbiting was a total success. Russia's people felt a mixture of sadness and concern that a national symbol had passed ...Read more
ATV Georges Lemaître bids farewell to the International Space Station The ATV Georges Lemaître, the fifth and final transfer vehicle in the series, undocked today from the International Space Station (ISS). The emblem of Europe’s contribution to ISS operations is thus bowing out afte ...Read more
ATV Georges Lemaître successfully docks with the International Space Station Tuesday 12 August, the ATV Georges Lemaître docked successfully and on schedule with the International Space Station (ISS). The docking of the European Space Agency’ fifth and final automatic transfer vehicl ...Read more
Tightening international regulations [Send to a friend] [Print] The United States and Russian space agencies had to address orbital debris issues from very early on, mainly for their human spaceflight programmes. [Anti-debris test device installed on the international space station. Credits: Na ...Read more
Multi-camera live webcast of ATV Georges Lemaître docking with the International Space Station The fifth European ATV cargo resupply spacecraft, launched on 30 July by Ariane 5, is set to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday 12 August. Docking operations will be streamed on CN ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Columbus enters home straight before ISS 17 May 2006 The Columbus laboratory is one of Europe's main contributions to the International Space Station. The European module recently completed integration at EADS ST and has now been officially delivered to Esa in readin ...Read more
2001, a Mir Odyssey [Send to a friend] [Print] In the years immediately following the first spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961, space exploration was limited to small, uncomfortable capsules with barely enough room for astronauts to crouch or lie down. It soon became clear that larger structur ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] ATV-CC The ATV operations control centre The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is a partly automated cargo spacecraft. It is a major European contribution to the International Space Station (ISS), and the most complex vehicle ever developed by ESA. It is 3 times large ...Read more
PRESS RELEASE [Send to a friend] [Print] CNES PRESS RELEASE April 5, 2004 CNES AND CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS ON BOARD NEXT TAXI FLIGHT FOR ISS For Mission DELTA (Dutch Expedition for L ...Read more
Ariane 5's 69th launch a success ATV Albert Einstein safely on its way to the International Space Station Wednesday 5 June at 18:52 local time (23:52 CET), Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre, placing into orbit ESA’s fourth Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV) ...Read more
ATV-5 undocks from the International Space Station A love story that lasted more than 15 years came to an end a little after 14:30 CET Saturday 14 February, on St Valentine’s Day, when the ATV-5 Georges Lemaître undocked from the International Space Station. Replay the live broadcast ...Read more
PRESS RELEASE [Send to a friend] [Print] JOINT PR Paris, 24 April 2003 FOURTH SYMPOSIUM ON FRENCH-JAPANESE SPACE COOPERATION To step up current cooperation efforts in space and identify new joint project opportunities, Jap ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Long-duration ISS mission under the watchful eye of CADMOS 5 July 2006 Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Florida yesterday. European astronaut Thomas Reiter on board is en route to the International Space Station, where he will be spending 6 to 7 months aloft. ...Read more
“Moscow, we have a problem!” [Send to a friend] [Print] [Damages on the Spektr module and the solar arrays after a collision. Crédits : NASA] [/img/2008/imageZoom.gif] Damages on the Spektr module and the solar arrays after a collision. Crédits : NASA 1997 was marred by a series of near-catastr ...Read more
CNES at MAKS 2013 : International air and space show in Moscow CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Moscow this Tuesday 27 August to attend the official opening of the MAKS 2013 international air and space show in Moscow. He took this opportunity to meet his fellow Russian officials, to discu ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Columbus bientôt en service 24 October 2007 6 December, the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to lift off for the International Space Station (ISS) with a new key element of the giant orbital Meccano set: the European Columbus laboratory. [Columbus module. Artist vi ...Read more
CNES's ultra-precise PHARAO atomic clock in integration at the Toulouse Space Centre PHARAO is an ultra-precise atomic clock designed to vary by no more than one second in 300 million years. It is set to be used for an exceptional experiment in fundamental physics that will test Albert Einstein& ...Read more
ATV-3 docks with International Space Station The 3rd European ISS resupply craft docked with the station as planned Thursday 29 March at 0:31 CET. It will remain berthed to the orbital outpost for up to 6 months.Read more
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