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CNES Board of Directors meets After a stellar year, CNES decides to invest in the Kineis constellation

Friday 14 December : the 357th session of CNES’s Board of Directors took place at the agency’s Head Office. On this occasion, the Board gave the go-ahead for CNES to acquire a holding through its subsidiary Telespace Participation in Kineis, the subsidiary of CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites).

“With Kineis, French NewSpace is becoming a reality based on more than 50 years of space success that can provide a competitive offer with high added value. Kineis has CNES’s unconditional backing to developp what will become soon a worldwide reference. A new opportunity for CNES to promote the development of the space industry and its excellence.” — Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES President
Kinéis is currently relying on a constellation of 7 ARGOS satellites to connect the population to its planet!

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