CNES and the International Polar Year
2007 marks the start of the 4th International Polar Year, officially launched yesterday at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris. The last polar year was in 1957, so this one will...News Observation InstitutionalDecember 27, 2006
New Argos and Sarsat instruments in orbit
The latest 2nd-generation Argos and Sarsat instruments joined their predecessors. Launched on May 20 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the NOAA-N satellite, renamed NOAA...News Observation InstitutionalMay 12, 2005
Argos marks 25 years serving the environment
Formed in 1986 by CNES and Ifremer1, the French institute of marine research and exploration, CLS turned 25 today. Its Argos transmitters and satellite systems are used by...News Observation InstitutionalMay 5, 2011
Argos – Tracking elephant seals to understand the...
Using specially designed Argos transmitters, an international team of researchers has been tracking elephant seals in their feeding grounds, gathering unique information about the...News Observation InstitutionalApril 14, 2009
Go-ahead for Argos-4
CNES and its partners recently decided to upgrade the Argos global satellite-based location and data collection system, which currently serves some 18,000 transmitters operating...News Observation InstitutionalOctober 14, 2008
Enhanced performance for data collection and...
One has made its name tracking ocean yachtsmen, while the other has helped to save nearly 19,000 lives since 1982. Developed and operated by a network of international partners,...News Observation InstitutionalApril 12, 2006
Solo across the Pacific, tracked by Argos
On 10 May, Serge Jandaud — a cardiologist at the Pasteur clinic in Toulouse — will attempt to row single-handed across the Pacific from Lima (Peru) in the east to Brisbane (...News Observation InstitutionalMay 6, 2010
Sea elephant oceanographers: a 10-year success...
For the last 10 years, more than 200 elephant seals have been patrolling the southern seas wearing some strange headgear: an Argos transmitter instrumented with temperature,...News Observation InstitutionalMay 7, 2013
CNES sets sail with the Vendée Globe
CNES subsidiary CLS will be tracking the skippers in the Vendée Globe single-handed round-the-world yacht race by satellite and providing fleet positions. It will also be testing...News Observation InstitutionalNovember 19, 2008