Space program of France

2017-07-28T21:41:23+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true COROT, ELA-2, Hammaguir, ROBUSTA, Diamant, Pleiades (satellite), Ocean Surface Topography Mission, ELA-3, Jason-3, CALIPSO, Astérix (satellite), Eutelsat 36B, ELA-1, Arianespace, Research Institute of Computer Science and Random Systems, GEIPAN flashcards Space program of France
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  • COROT
    CoRoT (French: COnvection ROtation et Transits planétaires; English: COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits) is a space observatory mission led by the French Space Agency (CNES) in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) and other international partners.
  • ELA-2
    ELA-2, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 2 (French for Ariane Launch Area 2), was a launch pad at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana.
  • Hammaguir
    Hammaguir (also written Hamaguir) is a village in Abadla District, Béchar Province, Algeria, south-west of Béchar.
  • ROBUSTA
    ROBUSTA (Radiation on Bipolar for University Satellite Test Application) is a nano-satellite scientific experiment developed by the University of Montpellier students as part of a Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) call for student projects in the field of orbital systems.
  • Diamant
    The Diamant rocket (Diamant is French for "diamond") was the first exclusively French expendable launch system and at the same time the first satellite launcher not built by either the United States or USSR.
  • Pleiades (satellite)
    The Pléiades constellation is composed of two very-high-resolution optical Earth-imaging satellites.
  • Ocean Surface Topography Mission
    The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) on the Jason-2 satellite is an international Earth observation satellite mission that continues the sea surface height measurements begun in 1992 by the joint NASA/CNES TOPEX/Poseidon mission and followed by the NASA/CNES Jason-1 mission launched in 2001.
  • ELA-3
    ELA-3, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (French for Ariane Launch Area 3), is a launch pad and associated facilities at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guyana.
  • Jason-3
    Jason-3 is an international Earth observation satellite mission that continues the ocean surface height measurements begun in 1992 by the TOPEX/Poseidon mission, followed by Jason-1 launched in 2001 and Jason-2 in 2008.
  • CALIPSO
    CALIPSO is a joint NASA (USA) and CNES (France) environmental satellite, built in the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center, which was launched atop a Delta II rocket on April 28, 2006.
  • Astérix (satellite)
    Astérix, the first French satellite, was launched on November 26, 1965 by a Diamant A rocket from Hammaguir, Algeria.
  • Eutelsat 36B
    Eutelsat 36B (formerly Eutelsat W7) is a communications satellite in the W Series operated by Eutelsat.
  • ELA-1
    ELA-1, short for Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 1 (French for Ariane Launch Area 1), also known as Ensemble de Lancement Vega, ELV, and CECLES, is a launch pad at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guyana.
  • Arianespace
    Arianespace SA is a French multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider.
  • Research Institute of Computer Science and Random Systems
    The Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires is a joint computer science research center of CNRS, University of Rennes 1, ENS Rennes, INSA Rennes and Inria, located in Rennes in Brittany.
  • GEIPAN
    GEIPAN (sept. 2005-), formerly known as GEPAN (1977-1988) and SEPRA (1988-2004), is a unit of the French Space Agency CNES whose brief is to investigate unidentified aerospace phenomena (UAP) and make its findings available to the public.