Official iron-on patch for the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES).
2" x 4"
The National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) (Centre national d'études spatiales) is the French government space agency.
- 1947: CIEES/Hammaguir missile range and launch facility built for the French military in French Algeria.
- 1961 CNES founded.
- 1962 First Berenice rocket launched.
- 1964 Diamant Launch Vehicle introduced.
- 1963 CNES became the first—and only—space agency to successfully launch a cat into space ☹️ Her name was Félicette, and she survived the flight 🙂
- 1965 First French satellite put in orbit.
- 1968 Toulouse Space Center completed.
- 1969 French Guiana Space Centre completed
- 1973 Évry Space Centre completed.
- 2014 E-CORCE Earth observation satellite launched