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  1. CNES keeps a lookout for collisions in space

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    February 19, 2009

    Last week’s collision between the Kosmos and Iridium satellites was an exceptionally rare event. But with the growing field of orbital debris now encircling the planet, the ability to predict and avert such occurrences is today a key issue. CNES is at the forefront of efforts in this respect, keeping a constant watch over 15 satellites in low-Earth orbit and performing collision-avoidance manoeuvres when necessary.

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  2. Collisions de satellites: le CNES surveille l’Espace

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    February 17, 2009

    La collision entre les satellites Kosmos et Iridium, la semaine dernière, est exceptionnelle. En raison du nombre croissant de débris spatiaux, la prévision de ce genre d'événement est devenue un enjeu majeur. En pointe, le CNES surveille en permanence les 15 satellites en orbite basse dont il a le contrôle et procède aux manœuvres d'évitement nécessaires.

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