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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. Venus Express reaches its final destination

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    April 11, 2006

    After a 400-million-km cruise since its launch last November, Europe’s Venus Express space probe reached its destination on 11 April, with a series of complex manoeuvres to successfully take it into orbit around Venus.

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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. Selection of Cosmic Vision M1 and M2: France on the front line on Solar orbiter and Euclid

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    October 4, 2011

    CNES is highly involved in the conception of the two missions Solar Orbiter and Euclid, now selected by ESA within the frame of its Cosmic Vision programme. Thanks to its partnerships (CNRS, CEA and Universities), CNES is involved in the development of payloads and ground facilities required by those satellites.

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