Latest CNES Stories

2009-04-27 10:40:00

Following confirmation from Eurockot Launch Services that they will launch ESA's SMOS mission on September 9 this year, the satellite has just been taken out of storage – providing an opportunity for the media to view the satellite before it is prepared for shipment to the launch site in Russia.

2009-04-20 15:25:00

The European Space Agency on Monday announced a short delay of the Herschel and Planck telescopes to give ESA and Arianespace additional time to complete final and independent checks.

2009-04-16 13:19:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A space-borne lidar mission developed by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) has successfully made the switch from its first laser to its back-up, guaranteeing a continued stream of data that is allowing scientists to better understand the complex roles clouds and aerosols play in Earth's climate.

2009-02-12 08:25:00

Following word from Eurockot that launch of the Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can take place between July and October this year, ESA, CNES and the prime contractor Thales Alenia Space are now making detailed preparations for the last crucial steps before ESA's water mission is placed in orbit.

2009-01-26 16:37:48

Entries are now being welcomed for the 4th Global Trajectory Optimization Competition - The competition seeks to find the best solution to an interplanetary trajectory problem. It has proved a unique playground for researchers to test new ideas and to compare methods.

2008-12-16 14:16:53

Oceanography data that will help scientists around the world better understand climate change are now available.

2008-12-16 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oceanography data that will help scientists around the world better understand climate change are now available.

2008-12-15 10:47:15

Wind and wave data from ESA’s Envisat satellite radar are being used to observe meteorological conditions in the track of the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race.

2008-11-13 15:15:00

Interest in so-called “weightless flights” continues to gain momentum among European politicians, space agency directors and even elementary, middle school and high school students.

2008-10-31 10:25:00

Humanitarian aid workers responding to devastating flooding in Honduras have received assistance from space, with satellite images of affected areas provided rapidly following activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.

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