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Ariane 🚀

The World is not Enough -

Salut à tou.te.s,


Fifty years of working, growing and improving. Europe's Ariane space launch program is about to send its all-new Ariane 6 vehicles, the next evolution of its flagship starship, into space. In constant evolution, this new rocket is destined to open the doors to a new technological future, or simply stay up to date with the multiple ever-growing space programs around the world. (Subtitles are available in French and English by clicking on the CC button on the YouTube control bar).

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Let's talk this week about why and what it means to compete for some space in space in our time.


• Tuesday, August 8

• Sunday, August 13

Bonne semaine et à bientôt,

Rafaël


 

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Word of the week: "lanceur, lanceuse", nom

• Personne qui lance un objet, notamment dans les sports. ⇄ thrower

• lanceur spatial — astronautique – Fusée, véhicule conçu pour envoyer une charge utile dans l’espace. ⇄ launch vehicle

• lanceur d’alerte — Personne qui dénonce un comportement illicite, abusif ou menaçant pour l’humain, la société, l’économie ou l’environnement en espérant préserver le bien commun. ⇄ whistleblower

 
Sources:

• (fr) France Culture's "Ariane 5, les adieux à la reine": https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceculture/podcasts/la-science-cqfd/ariane-5-9186361

• (fr) Arte's "L'Europe dans l'espace": https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/RC-021774/l-europe-dans-l-espace/

• (fr) C'est pas sorcier's "Qu'est-ce qu'un lanceur?": https://youtu.be/A4dYJgxro6k

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