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National Center of Space Research – CNES

  • Spacecraft: Mars/Venus Express | Rosetta
  • Abbreviation: CNES
  • Administrator: Jean-Yves Le Gall
  • Country: FRA

National Center of Space Research is a Government space agency that was established in 1961. National Center of Space Research has 12 successful launches and 2 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 14 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline. National Center of Space Research has a tally of 0 attempted booster landings, of which 0 failed and 0 successful booster landings recorded.

The National Center of Space Research, or CNES, is a French National Agency in charge of France’s space program. In partnership with the US and Russia, they have put 10 people in space. CNES works in tandem with the larger ESA to develop the Ariane 5 and work on other probes and satellites. They are working with Germany to develop a cheaper and more efficient reusable rocket, which hopefully will be ready to fly by 2026.

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