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  1. CNESMAG 89- Ballooning:a French flair

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    August 4, 2021

    The intense heat, droughts, storms and typhoons disrupting the planet’s delicate climate balances come with critical risks for populations. For the past 60 years, balloons have proved a platform of choice, complementing satellites with their unique ability to stay aloft for long periods at altitudes of 20 to 40 kilometres and collect in-situ data on winds, greenhouse gases, aerosols and radiation.

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  2. CNESMAG 88- CSR: CNES rises to the challenge

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    May 3, 2021

    At CNES we are keenly aware of our obligations as a government agency, which is why we are committed to affirming our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ensuring that our space missions and activities bring positive impacts for the planet, society, citizens and CNES’s people.

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  3. CNESMAG 87- Exploration: moving up a scale

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    February 16, 2021

    How far will humans venture into space? And when they get there, what will they do and what will they discover? These questions are no doubt the real reasons motivating human space exploration, which has been making the headlines recently in the world of space.

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  4. CNESMAG 86- Taranis:the hidden side of storms

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    November 3, 2020

    Sprites, elves, jets… few people know that scientists habitually use such other-worldly words to describe what are less poetically called transient luminous events or TLEs, the flashes and electromagnetic emissions that occur during active storms just a few tens of kilometres over our heads. But what are the physical processes and mechanisms behind these phenomena discovered barely 30 years ago? Such are the challenges facing the French Taranis satellite that will be riding aloft this autumn atop a Vega launcher from the Guiana Space Centre.

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  5. CNESMAG 85- Exploring life's origins:the ultimate quest

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    July 24, 2020

    Where did life come from? Are we alone in the universe? These two closely related questions have reached beyond the realm of philosophy and are now being subjected to scientific investigation in more precise terms. Attempting to answer them is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle in which each piece lies at the end of a treasure hunt. This summer, three space missions are set to depart for Mars in search of new clues to solve this rebus.Thanks to the sum of talents of the scientists, engineers and technicians working in our research laboratories, agencies and private firms, Europe and France are pivotal players in this fantastic quest to discover our origins and, in the final analysis, reveal the reasons behind our existence.

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  6. CNESMAG 84- Biodiversity: building resilience

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    May 29, 2020

    For close on 20 years, the space community has strived to document, map and observe biodiversity. Satellites are watching over forests, measuring soil moisture, tracking habitats and hundreds of species to analyse their behaviour. New hyperspectral technologies are set to deliver deeper insights into forest and cropland biomass and the carbon sinks they represent. The time for alerting is behind us; now is the time for action, and CNES is gearing up to play its part in building a new resilience for the future.

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  7. CNESMAG 83- Agriculture: remote sensing raises the bar

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    February 14, 2020

    Earth-observation data acquired from orbit across the wavelength spectrum enable the status of crop fields, pastures and water resources to be monitored in real time all over the globe and harvests and yields to be estimated. Space is also easing agriculture’s environmental footprint by aiding a more-integrated approach to managing inputs, fertilisers, phytosanitary products and water, while reducing energy consumption. As a tool supporting a broad range of policy initiatives on climate, the environment, security, transport, agriculture and the digital divide to name a few, space and the technological advances it is driving are a great asset that will help agriculture to rise to the demographic, health, environmental and climate challenges of the 21st century.

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  8. CNESMAG (special issue)- Space Climate Observatory (SCO): data serving territories

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    January 20, 2020

    It is to address local needs that CNES launched the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, which was subsequently selected by President Emmanuel Macron at the One Planet Summit in December 2017. The SCO combines the expertise of the world’s space agencies to supply satellite data that will serve to model the impacts of climate change on specific territories.

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  9. CNESMAG 81- Wind and Waves:an enigmatic duo

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    September 6, 2019

    Wind and waves—an enigmatic duo that immediately conjures up days spent at the beach. Yet behind the holiday images hide the keys to our planet’s climate. CNESMAG have focused on such phenomena, emphasising the vital role that satellites play in their observation. That’s because only satellites can provide global data on land masses and oceans over very long periods of time. All of which allows us to gain an ever better understanding of wind and wave changes and of their impact on our planet’s climate.

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  10. CNESMAG 80- Space Exploration: solar system in sight

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    May 15, 2019

    On 21 July, we will be marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon, on what remains to this day the most extraordinary space mission ever undertaken.

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  11. CNESMAG 79- Defence: space in demand

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    February 7, 2019

    On 22 February 1986, more than 30 years ago, the launch of SPOT 1, the nation’s first Earth-observation satellite conceived and developed by CNES, immediately caught the attention of our armed forces. They subsequently decided to invest in their own space-based observation assets and since 1995, the Helios satellites—recently joined by CSO-1, the first of their successors—are our ‘military eyes’.

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  12. CNESMAG 78- French Guiana: a launch base like no other

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    November 13, 2018

    This CNESMAG is dedicated to the Guiana Space Center with a focus on the history of Europe's spaceport and its 50 years of launch, but also on CNES's commitments in French Guiana.

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  13. CNESMAG 77 – Miniaturization: smallsats step up to the plate

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    July 19, 2018

    Mini-, micro-, nano-, pico- are the new prefixes ruling the world of satellites today. Why? Because space too is riding the wave of the digital revolution and its stupendous technological advances. Get the latest on this major paradigm shift in our summer edition of CNESMAG.

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  15. CNESMAG 76- France/Germany: together in space

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    April 3, 2018

    Fench-German space cooperation is above all focused on innovation, committed to the construction of Europe and the absolute necessity of extending our horizons. Sustained by this shared conviction, day by day, our 2 nations are working in concert to forge the future of spacefaring Europe.

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  16. CNESMAG 75- Digital: boosting space

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    February 13, 2018

    This digital revolution in which we are all intimately involved is about more than just being able to buy ever-more-sophisticated-smartphones, it is changing the way we live forever, and space is central to this new society now coming into being.

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  17. CNESMAG 74- Climate: One planet Summit

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    December 7, 2017

    Because 26 of the 50 essential climate variables (ECVs) can only be observed from space, That’s why CNES has made climate actions its priority, working with international partners to develop ever-more-effective tools and, above all, organizing true coordination between the world’s space agencies. Because we only have one planet and it’s worth protecting.

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  18. CNESMAG 74: Climate- One Planet Summit

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    December 6, 2017
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  19. CNESMAG 73- Healthcare: New insights from space

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    August 11, 2017

    France and CNES were early pioneers in this field and space medicine experiments were already on Jean-Loup Chrétien’s schedule when he became the first French astronaut to fly in space in 1982. CNES has been a continuing catalyst for research ever since, working with a range of partners in the field of health and developing multiple experiments that are now running permanently on spacecraft. Far from the fears it inspired in the early years, space is today delivering new insights into health.

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  20. CNESMAG 72- CHALLENGE, INVENTING THE FUTURE OF SPACE

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    June 13, 2017

    In 50 years, space has shifted up a gear, as innovation has revolutionized launchers and satellites, our planet’s climate has come under constant surveillance from Earth orbit and Mars has become the new frontier of space exploration. Indeed, faced with the rise ofemerging nations and the all-pervading influence of the United States, we must stay ahead of the game and above all we must keep inventing the future of space.

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