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Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.

  • CNES at SATELLITE 2017, Connecting and observing to invent the future of space

    CNES participated to SATELLITE 2017 held in Washington D.C. from 6 to 9 March. Every year, this event is a focus for the world’s space industry. CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the Satellite Executive of the Year Winners Circle panel discussion on ‘Visions of the Future Satellite Industry: Business Beyond SATELLITE 2017’.

  • Mars in the spotlight at a meeting between CNES, JPL and Caltech

    Wednesday 8 March, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall visited NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the invitation of its Director Michael Watkins and Deputy Director Larry James. He also visited Caltech, where he gave a talk. These meetings served to review current and future projects and to reaffirm the close ties that France and the United States have forged working together on oceanography missions and Mars exploration.

  • PACA region and Southern California, a long-lasting partnership

    San Diego welcomed the world’s leading forum for marine science & ocean technology Oceanology International. A large French delegation from Provence-Alpe-Côte d’Azur region, led by the Vice-President in charge of international relations Mr. Bernard Deflesselles, have crossed the atlantic ocean to reinforce the region strategic and economic links with Southern California during this event.

  • Signing of a declaration of intent on maritime heritage between France and the United States

    John Armor, Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Michel L’Hour, General Curator for underwater heritage, Director of the France’s underwater Archaelogy Researches Department of the Ministry of Culture (DRASSM) signed a joint statement on January 18, 2017 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. This declaration formalizes the solid cooperation existing between French and American scientific teams, established thanks to a rich common underwater cultural heritage and important new discoveries of wrecks engaging the joint history of our two countries.

  • 77th straight success for Ariane 5

    Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting two telecommunications satellites, SKY Brasil-1 for operator AT&T/DIRECTV and Telkom 3S for operator Telkom Indonesia. The flight marked the European launcher’s 77th straight success since 2003.