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Sodern Star Tracker
University of French Guiana
Jean-Yves Le Gall CNES
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French President Francois Hollande addresses parliament after the Paris terrorist attacks. Credit: French President’s Office/C. Alix M. Etchegoyen
Jean-Yves Le Gall
French President Francois Hollande (center) observes a minute of silence Nov. 16 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Credit: video
Emmanuel Macron
Five generations of Ariane  rockets, from the Ariane 1 to the Ariane 5.  Credit: Arianespace

Airbus To Build Platform for CNES-DLR Merlin Methane-monitoring Satellite


CNES awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract worth 30 million euros to build the spacecraft platform and perform payload integration for the French-German Merlin methane-monitoring satellite.

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U.S. France SSA agreement
Jean-Yves Le Gall and Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi
The 450-kilogram PeruSat-1 will share a Vega rocket (above) launch with four 110-kilogram satellites for Skybox Imaging. Credit: Arianespace

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