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  1. Combating climate change. CNES at High-level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue organized by Portugal in the Azores

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    April 21, 2017

    CNES is at the High-level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue organized by Portugal in the Azores on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April, which is bringing together a broad panel of institutional, science and industry stakeholders from the world’s space community. On this occasion, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall spoke about the crucial role of satellites and France’s preeminent place supporting efforts to curb climate change.

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  2. European space policy ESA Director General Jan Wörner visits Toulouse Space Centre

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    May 18, 2017

    Thursday 18 May, ESA Director General Jan Wörner visited the Toulouse Space Centre, one of the four centres of excellence of CNES, the chief contributor to ESA. He was welcomed by CNES President and ESA Council co-Chair Jean-Yves Le Gall. This visit underlined the ESA Director General’s interest in the advances that CNES is achieving to curb climate change and in Mars exploration.

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  3. France-Israel space cooperation Presentation of French-Israeli Venus satellite CNES and ISA leading efforts to curb climate change

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    May 26, 2017

    Thursday 25 May, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in Tel Aviv, where in the presence of Ofir Akunis, Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology, he met Avi Blasberger, Director General of the Israel Space Agency (ISA), and Yossi Weiss, President and CEO of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). The meeting presented the French-Israeli VENµS satellite (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro Satellite), a cutting-edge project developed jointly by CNES and ISA that is set to make a key contribution to environmental monitoring.

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  4. France-China space cooperation 11th meeting of French-Chinese Space Committee Signature of cooperation agreement on HY-2 ocean-observing missions

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    May 23, 2017

    Tuesday 23 May in Paris, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Wu Yanhua, Vice-Administrator of the China National Space Administration, chaired the 11th meeting of the French-Chinese Space Committee. On this occasion, they discussed space cooperation between the two nations, reviewed progress on their flagship joint programmes CFOSat and SVOM, and signed a cooperation agreement on the HY-2 ocean-observing missions.

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  5. Sentinel-3A on its way

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    November 20, 2015

    The latest satellite for the European Commission’s Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month.

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