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  1. PRISMA programme seeks to acquire expertise in formation flying

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    June 22, 2006

    2 satellites or more just tens of metres apart, sharing a payload and together constituting an instrument with much greater capability than a single satellite could provide. Such is the tantalizing prospect that formation flying offers for space science. CNES is today taking a major step in this direction through its commitment to the highly innovative Swedish PRISMA1 programme.

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  2. Picard and PRISMA-FFIORD ready to go on 15 June

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    May 28, 2010

    The 2 missions are scheduled to launch from the Dombarovsky Cosmodrome near the small Russian town of Yasny, on the border with Kazakhstan. Picard is setting out to probe the Sun’s secrets while PRISMA-FFIORD will pave the way for spaceborne instruments of the future.

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