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  1. ALPHA MISSION: PROGRESS REVIEW OF CNES EXPERIMENTS OPERATED BY THOMAS PESQUET

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    September 22, 2021

    The docking of the NG-16 resupply spacecraft with the ISS in August marked the arrival in orbit of the latest French experiments designed by CNES as part of the Alpha mission. After 152 days in space, astronaut Thomas Pesquet has already completed four spacewalks and performed a host of science experiments from CADMOS/CNES and from other space agencies like ESA and NAS. His schedule is still busy.

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  2. [CHRONIQUE SPATIALE]: Que sont-ils devenus?

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    August 30, 2021

    Bepi Colombo, Pléiades Neo, MEV-2... Que sont-ils devenus ? A travers cette nouvelle chronique, découvrez les dernières actualités des satellites lancés depuis le CSG à bord de vol Ariane, Vega ou Soyouz.

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  3. CNES and bioMérieux extend their collaboration on Aquapad, a unique water quality testing tool

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    January 15, 2018

    Monday 15 January in Marcy l’Étoile (near Lyon), Proxima mission astronaut Thomas Pesquet detailed, during a conference, lessons learned from the Aquapad experiment he performed on the International Space Station (ISS). Developed jointly by CNES and bioMérieux, a world leader in in vitro diagnostics, Aquapad is an innovative device for conducting microbiological diagnostics on a space crew’s drinking water. On this occasion, bioMérieux’s Chairman & CEO Alexandre Mérieux and Gilles Rabin, CNES’s Director of Innovation, Applications and Science, signed a joint statement of interest with a view to pursuing this partnership.

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  4. CNES’s DECLIC instrument en route to the International Space Station

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    October 18, 2016

    First launched in 2009, the DECLIC scientific instrument was recovered and returned to Earth by NASA in 2014 after a five-year stay on the International Space Station (ISS) for maintenance by CNES, which designed and built the instrument. The result of a joint science effort with NASA, DECLIC is now on its way back to the station aboard the Cygnus resupply vehicle successfully sent aloft by an Antares launcher during the night of Monday 17 to Tuesday 18 October. Scheduled to dock with the station during the night of Saturday 22 October, Cygnus is also carrying scientific equipment for Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission.

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  5. Les défis

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    May 25, 2018

    Pour sa troisième édition, 80 défis ont été proposés aux candidats. Proposés par le CNES, l'ESA, Airbus DS et de nombreux autres partenaires, les défis 2018 s'ouvrent à l'innovation et laissent place à toutes les idées.

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  6. ‘Nuit des Idées’ in London Thomas Pesquet guest of honour alongside CNES

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    January 26, 2018

    Thursday 25 January, for the Nuit des Idées event at the Institut français in London, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in a panel session on the theme of ‘Sharing Space – Brave New Worlds’ alongside astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Timothy Peake, and Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA).

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