Chances of restoring contact with Philae fade

Les chances de reprendre contact avec Philae de plus en plus minces

Live : Jason-3 to launch 17 January 2016

The launch of Jason-3 had been postponed following the mishap of the Falcon-9 launcher on 28 June when the programme partners —CNES, NASA, Eumetsat and NOAA— decided to interrupt the launch campaign to leave time for all necessary investigations to return the launcher to flight.

Direct : lancement de Jason-3 le 17 janvier 2016

La campagne de lancement de Jason-3 avait été interrompue suite à l’échec du lanceur Falcon-9 survenu le 28 juin 2015.

El Niño : une fin d'année en beauté


Le lancement d’Insight annulé pour 2016

SPOT 5 makes its final curtain call

After acquiring millions of pictures of Earth, the SPOT 5 satellite was retired from service between 1 and 11 December. Following a series of 6 orbital manoeuvres to lower its perigee (the point on its orbit closest to Earth), the satellite’s fuel tanks were emptied and its batteries disconnected by CNES teams in Toulouse. It is now stationed safely in an elliptical orbit at an altitude between 625 and 809.

Jason-3 to launch 17 January 2016

Le satellite SPOT-5 tire sa révérence

Jason-3 sera lancé le 17 janvier 2016