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  1. France-United States space cooperation Curiosity celebrates two Mars years of roving

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    May 11, 2016

    The Curiosity rover is today celebrating its second Mars year on the surface of the Red Planet, almost four Earth years since touching down on 6 August 2012. It remains in good health and all of its instruments are working well. After driving 13 kilometres through Gale Crater, the rover is now scaling the layered sedimentary terrain on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, which peaks at 5 kilometres above the base of the crater.

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  2. Exploration du système solaire: cap sur Mars et Mercure

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    December 7, 2004

    Un pas supplémentaire en matière d’exploration du système solaire vient d’être franchi : le conseil d’administration du CNES a décidé de s’engager dans 2 nouvelles missions. La 1ère à destination de Mercure à bord de la sonde européenne Bepi-Colombo, et la 2de à destination de Mars avec le rover américain Mars Science Laboratory.

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  3. Solar System exploration sets its sights on Mars and Mercury

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    December 7, 2004

    CNES’s board of directors has taken another step forward in its Solar System exploration plans with the decision to take part in 2 new missions. The 1st will see Europe’s Bepi-Colombo spacecraft embark on a voyage to Mercury, and the 2nd will return to Mars with the U.S. Mars Science Laboratory.

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