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Google, CNES Joining Forces To Improve Project Loon

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online France’s space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), has announced plans to join forces with Google on the Mountain View, California-based company’s balloon-based effort...

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name that site
2014-10-19 02:00:02

ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.

Galileo’s Post-launch Team Stand Ready For Launch
2014-07-24 03:59:37

Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalized their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.

nasa and cnes
2014-05-02 12:21:33

NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) have agreed to jointly build, launch, and operate a spacecraft to conduct the first-ever global survey of Earth's surface water and to map ocean surface height with unprecedented detail.

Mars Mission Agreement Signed By NASA And French Space Agency
2014-02-11 10:47:06

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES), signed an implementing agreement Monday for cooperation on a future NASA Mars lander called the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) mission.

Spaceflight Bed Rest Study Completed By Volunteer Pillownauts
2013-10-23 03:30:41

Volunteers recently finished their third and last session of bed rest studies for the European Space Agency and can now return to their normal lives – once their bodies have recuperated from the experience.

Jason-1 Satellite Decommissioned
2013-07-03 14:48:04

NASA mission controllers recently lost contact with the Jason-1 satellite, and the space agency has decided to abandon this satellite and focus attention on the other two satellites currently orbiting Earth.

Sensors For Seafaring Satellite Shipped By NASA
2013-05-23 15:21:07

Three NASA-built instruments that are integral components of the next in a series of U.S./European ocean altimetry satellites have arrived in France for integration with their spacecraft in preparation for a 2015 launch.

Alphasat Experiences Simulated Conditions It Will Face In Space
2013-02-08 13:45:00

Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe’s largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer.

Soyuz Rocket Launches Second Pleiades Satellite
2012-12-03 05:23:30

A Soyuz rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite has lifted off from a spaceport in French Guiana, officials from the Russian national space agency (Roscosmos) announced on Sunday.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.