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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

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.