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France

The French space agency CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) was created on 19 Dec 1961. France has been part of ESRO and ELDO. Now it is member of ESA.

External resources


http://www.cnes.fr/


Satellites launched

1965
Astérix (A1)
FR 1

1966
Diapason (D1A)

1967
Diadème 1 (D1C)
Diadème 2 (D1D)

1970
Mika
Péole

1971
Tournesol (D2A)
Eole
Auréole 1

1972
Sret 1

1973
Auréole 2

1974
Symphonie 1

1975
Starlette
Pollux (D5A)
Castor (D5B)
Sret 2
Symphonie 2
Aura (D2B)

1977
Signe 3

1981
Auréole 3

1984
Telecom 1A

1985
Telecom 1B

1986
Spot 1

1988
Telecom 1C
TDF 1

1990
Spot 2
TDF 2

1991
Sara
Telecom 2A

1992
Telecom 2B
S80T

1993
Arsène
Spot 3
Stella

1995
Helios 1A
Cerise
Telecom 2C

1996
Telecom 2D

1998
Spot 4

1999
Hélios 1B
Clementine

2000
Europe*Star 1

2002
Spot 5
Stellat

2004
Demeter
Hélios 2A
Essaim 1
Essaim 2
Essaim 3
Essaim 4
Parasol

2005
Syracuse 3A

2006
Syracuse 3B
Corot

2008
Jason 2

2009
Spirale A
Spirale B
Helios 2B

2010
Picard

2011
Pléiades 1A
Elisa E12
Elisa W23
Elisa E24
Elisa W11

2012
Robusta
Spot 6
Pléiades 1B

2014
Athena-Fidus (with Italy)
Spot 7

2015
Sicral 2
Jason 3

2016
Microscope

2017
Venus


Main programs


Auréole
Europe*Star
Helios
Spot
Sret
Symphonie
TDF
Telecom

Launch program


Diamant

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