Thursday 17 November, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th satellites for the European Galileo satellite navigation programme. Ultimately, Galileo will offer much greater precision and reliability than any other satellite navigation system in the world. The flight marked the European launcher’s 75th straight success since 2003.
Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
75th straight success for Ariane 5 to launch four new Galileo satellites in orbit Proxima mission Thomas Pesquet reaches International Space Station
The Soyuz spacecraft launched Thursday 17 November from Baikonur with France’s ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on board docked last Saturday with the International Space Station.
YEi Start in France 2016 - Meet the Laureates
The YEi Start in France program, started in 2005 and organized by The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the US, is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe. Meet the 8 laureates chosen this year!
Workshop between the University of Southern California and French Universities: "Oxygen and French Paradox"
ParadOx Symposium - The Oxygen Paradox and the French Paradox in Aging and Disease was held from October 13 to 16 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, co-organized by the hospital, the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC), the Universities of Paris and Rennes, and the Office for Science and Technology.
American company Abreos Biosciences forms an R&D subsidiary in Marseille
Abreos Biosciences, a California-based biotech which create a medical device that can optimize the dosages of biopharmaceuticals administered to cancer patients, is creating its French subsidiary in Marseille
CNES’s DECLIC instrument en route to the International Space Station
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.
The transatlantic collaborations of the University of Bordeaux with the USA
The University of Bordeaux has identified partners throughout the world with whom we structure and expand our partnership, on every level. This strategy is based on a shared history but also on a shared vision of the challenges faced by superior education and research today.
Los Angeles, labeled French Tech Hub!
Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, announced the names of the 10 new international communities of French entrepreneurs that have been labeled French Tech Hubs by the French government.
Nobel Prize 2016: Autophagy, a Field of Excellence in the US and France
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has just been awarded to Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discovery of the ATG genes which control autophagy. In the United States as well, autophagy is an expert topic developed by top institutions.
74th Straight Success for Ariane 5
Wednesday 5 October, Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting two telecommunications satellites, Sky MusterTM II for Australian operator nbn and GSAT-18 for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The flight marked the European launcher’s 74th straight success since 2003.