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  1. CNES’s PILOT telescope completes first successful balloon flight over Canada

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    September 22, 2015

    Monday 21 September, CNES’s PILOT project accomplished its mission in the skies above Timmins in Canada. Its payload was able to measure submillimetre polarized emission from the dust that fills our galaxy, the Milky Way, in order to map its magnetic field and study its role in the cycle of matter.

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  2. CNES balloons to probe the Antarctic

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    August 20, 2010

    The Concordiasi campaign set to begin on 2 September aims to enhance our understanding of the air masses over the ‘White Continent’ and improve satellite observations.

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  3. CNES embarks on expedition with Jean-Louis Etienne

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    March 17, 2010

    In April, French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne will set out on a 3,500-km balloon crossing of the North Pole between Spitsbergen and Alaska. A challenging mission that aims to gain new insights into this secret territory.

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  5. New stratospheric balloon campaign starts in Kiruna on 1 April

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    March 31, 2010

    A dozen balloon releases are scheduled this year in Sweden to gather scientific data on the stratosphere and to improve CNES’s balloons.

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  6. Balloon campaign continues in Kiruna

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    May 20, 2010

    Science flights in Kiruna concluded on 29 April. The campaign in northern Sweden continues, however, with further flights to improve CNES balloons.

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  7. Tracking volcanic ash in real time

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    August 1, 2011

    A balloon-borne aerosol counter is a new tool that could help track the movement of volcanic ash clouds. To test this new device, a team of CNES balloon specialists travelled to Iceland to conduct a measurement campaign.

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  8. Pau 2008 (balloons)

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    April 1, 2008

    In order to define a set of guidelines with the European scientific community for its balloon activities during the next 5 to 10 years, CNES is organising a workshop to be held on September 22nd - 24th 2008, in Pau, France.

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  9. Announcement

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    March 6, 2008

    In order to define a set of guidelines with the European scientific community for its balloon activities during the next 5 to 10 years, CNES is organising a workshop to be held on September 22-24 th 2008, in Pau, France.

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  10. New balloon campaign in Sweden

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    August 6, 2009

    Part of International Polar Year, the Strapolété project will provide valuable data on the Arctic stratosphere in summer to further our understanding of ozone-climate interaction. The project is based on the deployment of CNES balloons and is being conducted in Kiruna, Sweden.

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  11. Successful launch of NASA’s EUSO-SPB balloon

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    April 26, 2017

    The EUSO-SPB balloon has taken off from Wanaka Airport in New Zealand to observe ultra-high energy cosmic rays

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  12. EUSO-SPB set down in the Pacific Ocean after over 12 days in the air

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    May 12, 2017

    The second EUSO-Balloon flight landed on 7th May around 3.20 am UT.

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  13. C’Space at Biscarosse from 23 to 27 August

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    August 6, 2010

    While budding young talents will be meeting up with space professionals at the CELM military base in Southwest France, a one-of-a-kind space festival awaits the visiting public on the beach at Biscarrosse on 26-27 August.

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  14. Balloons monitor the African monsoon

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    August 7, 2006

    This summer, 3 stratospheric balloon campaigns are being conducted in West Africa to study the mechanisms of the African monsoon for the AMMA* international research programme. A press trip was organized to Benin and Niger for a dozen European and African journalists in July to highlight why we need to monitor the monsoon.

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