Curiosity celebrates one year on Mars
On 6 August 2012, we followed Curiosity’s Mars landing live on our website. One year on, the rover is in great shape and on course for its primary target, Mount Sharp.News Sciences InstitutionalAugust 6, 2013
Martian organic molecules pique our Curiosity
On 7 June 2018, Science published two important results. The two articles describe the results obtained by the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) experiment, on board the Martian rover.News SciencesJuly 10, 2018
[PRESS] CNES tasks 500,000th firing of Curiosity’...
This symbolic achievement is the latest milestone in a unique scientific and technological adventure that has seen 15,000 individual measurements made, over 10 000 images...News SciencesSeptember 21, 2017
Solar System exploration sets its sights on Mars...
CNES’s board of directors has taken another step forward in its Solar System exploration plans with the decision to take part in 2 new missions. The 1st will see Europe’s Bepi-...News Sciences InstitutionalDecember 7, 2004
MSL: Gale Crater chosen for Mars exploration in...
NASA has announced the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. The target is an impact crater with an eroded mountain at its centre. French teams are part of...News Sciences InstitutionalJuly 26, 2011
Curiosity makes successful Mars landing
The Curiosity rover, part of America's MSL mission, touched down on the Red Planet on Monday 6 August 2012, according to schedule. A confirmation signal was received at 7:31...News Sciences InstitutionalAugust 10, 2012
Jean-Yves Le Gall: “In 2015, CNES will be making...
Monday 5 January, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall delivered his New Year wishes to members of the French and international press in the Salle de l’Espace at Paris Les Halles....News Ariane, Observation, Sciences, Telecommunications, Defence, Institutional affairsDecember 11, 2014
FIMOC: Martians on Earth
On 6 August, the international Curiosity team celebrated the rover’s fourth (Earth) year on the surface of Mars. The rover hasn’t found any green men on the red planet yet, but...News SciencesOctober 27, 2016
A French instrument on Mars in 2012
The SAM suite of instruments, which will study the organic composition of the Martian soil and atmosphere for the MSL mission, is all set to go. A French team is involved in the...News Sciences InstitutionalMay 19, 2011
MSL on its way to Mars
Curiosity, the ultra-sophisticated rover on the U.S. Mars Science Laboratory mission, lifted off for Mars on 26 November from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Several French laboratories...News Sciences InstitutionalNovember 28, 2011