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  1. Cluster reaches 10th year studying Sun-Earth connections

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    August 13, 2010

    It is now a decade since the U.S.-European Cluster quartet of satellites began their mission in space - a good time to review the results of a programme dedicated to the sometimes turbulent Sun-Earth relationship.

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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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  3. TARANIS satellite to study lightning

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    November 23, 2010

    A CNES spacecraft is set to undertake first-of-a-kind observations of spectacular luminous events in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

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  4. Taranis, sur la trace des orages

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    August 13, 2013

    Le microsatellite Taranis sera lancé en 2015. Son but : étudier les mystérieux phénomènes lumineux qui explosent et se propagent au-dessus des nuages d’orage. Les éclairs n’ont qu’à bien se tenir !

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  5. SOHO spots its 2,000th comet

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    January 20, 2011

    On 26 December 2010, the SOHO spacecraft clocked up its 2,000th comet. Helping in its quest, a network of devoted amateur astronomers keenly pores over each image acquired by the probe’s U.S.-European coronagraph.

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