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2010-11-24 06:26:35

Another milestone in the development of ESA's Gaia spacecraft has been passed with the successful conclusion of two parallel test programs during October. These tests demonstrated that Gaia's focal plane assembly (FPA) - the 'eyes' of the spacecraft - is structurally and functionally fit for flight. Gaia has been designed to map the entire sky with unprecedented accuracy. Over its 5-year mission, it will repeatedly observe 1 thousand million stars in order to pinpoint their positions and...

2009-06-17 06:50:00

MonicsNET(R) System to provide automatic monitoring for NATO Advanced Satcom Network Monitoring and Control TOULOUSE, France, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems Europe (ISE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISYS), today announced a contract to provide the MonicsNET(R) Satellite Carrier Monitoring system to ACTIA-SODIELEC, prime contractor for NATO's Advanced Satcom Network Monitoring and Control (ASNMC) capability program. MonicsNET is a product...

2009-06-10 09:00:00

TOULOUSE, France, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharing news about space every day with as many people as possible across the world; this is the vocation of Enjoy Space. Designed and established by the Cite de l'espace (the space adventure theme park in Toulouse - France), Enjoy Space is the new internet site all about space open to one and all. Enjoy Space is an online extension of the Cite de l'espace, which aims at providing the keys to understanding and finding out about current events in...

2009-02-03 08:00:00

Intellectual property based on breakthrough research from a team led by Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif at the Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre, Canada. TOULOUSE, France and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerenis Therapeutics SA (Cerenis), a privately held pharmaceutical company developing HDL-related compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced that it has in-licensed intellectual property supporting an investigational new treatment of...

2008-11-13 09:00:36

OSLO, TOULOUSE, France and PARIS, November 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Oslo Cancer Cluster today signed a groundbreaking strategic agreement with the Toulouse Canceropole and Cancer-Bio-Sante Cluster which will lead to an integrated effort to become the leading cancer centers in Europe for developing new cancer therapies. The signatories were Philippe Douste-Blazy, President of Canceropole Toulouse Association, former mayor of Toulouse and former French foreign minister, Jean-Pierre Saintouil, CEO of...

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2008-06-19 09:30:34

ESA's Jules Verne ATV was used for the first time yesterday to transfer in one step 811 kg of refueling propellant to the International Space Station while the two vehicles orbited Earth at 28 000 km/h. With this premiere for Europe, Jules Verne becomes the first western spaceship to succeed in refueling another space infrastructure in orbit. It took less than half an hour to automatically transfer about 280 kg of the Russian UDMH (Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine) propellant fuel and 530 kg...

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2005-11-23 15:50:00

TOULOUSE, France -- Laurence Theil lounges around in bed, with attendants to massage her back and bring her breakfast on a tray. But it isn't exactly a life of leisure: The French nurse has spent 50 straight days confined to bed for space research. She is not allowed to stand or sit up, ever; a 24-hour surveillance camera makes sure of that. She showers lying down and even jogs in bed, strapped into a vertical treadmill that makes her feel she's running up a wall. "Running while you're on...

2005-11-09 21:45:31

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of cars were burned in France overnight in riots after the government imposed emergency measures aimed at halting two weeks of unrest rooted in discontent over conditions in poor suburbs. French police said at 2 a.m. on Thursday they had arrested 155 people and 299 cars were burned, compared to 195 people arrested and 458 cars burned at the same time the previous night. A school in Belfort in eastern France was destroyed and vandalism at...

2005-11-09 17:47:55

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities, but in a 14th night of violence youths clashed with police in the southwestern city of Toulouse and seven cars were burned. By 10:30 p.m., however, there were few other confirmed reports of unrest elsewhere in France. Authorities in the Paris area, scene of some of the worst violence, said Wednesday appeared calm compared to previous nights. Some 350 police officers were...

2005-11-09 06:10:00

By Jon Boyle PARIS -- France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives senior government officials the power to impose curfews, although official figures showed a sharp drop in unrest. Police said 617 vehicles were set ablaze across the country...