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PILOT maps the Milky Way’s magnetic field
The black hole at the centre of our galaxy is surrounded by a very dense loop of gas and dust. This loop’s magnetic field has now been revealed by PILOT, a stratospheric balloon-...News SciencesNovember 15, 2017
Second PILOT flight in Australia: smooth lift-off...
The conclusion of an epic human, technical and scientific adventure in Australia, riddled with challenges and rewarded with success!News SciencesMay 11, 2017
Pilot almost ready to launch
PILOT's science team is making the final flight preparations in the blistering Australian heatNews SciencesApril 4, 2017
News from Pilot in Australia
PILOT arrived in Australia in early February, and reached the balloon launch station in Alice Springs in mid-February. The science team arrived on 11th March, to set up the...News SciencesMarch 27, 2017
PILOT: the science gondola is ready to leave for...
Job well done for the PILOT team! Barely a month after it came back from Canada following its first high-altitude balloon flight, the science gondola is operational again. More...News SciencesDecember 15, 2016
Press Release: France-Australia space cooperation...
Thursday 21 July in Sydney, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall signed a cooperation agreement concerning the PILOT mission set to launch...News SciencesSeptember 1, 2016
STRATO SCIENCE 2015 : PILOT lifts a veil of dust...
With the aim of studying the microwave background radiation (traces of the intense heat in the Universe approximately 380,000 years after the Big Bang), the PILOT astrophysics...News Observation, Sciences General public, InstitutionalOctober 2, 2015
CNES’s PILOT telescope completes first successful...
Monday 21 September, CNES’s PILOT project accomplished its mission in the skies above Timmins in Canada. Its payload was able to measure submillimetre polarized emission from the...News SciencesSeptember 22, 2015