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When NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet, the agency's Deep Space Network (DSN) was there, enabling the mission to send and receive the data that helped make the event possible.

France Métropolitaine

Thomas Pesquet: A photograph of France as you are more inclined to see it on a map - from the south looking to the north. We were flying over the Mediterranean Sea at the time. The perspective comes from flying a little high!

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Morbihan - a French department in the south of Brittany.

The Deep Space Network is NASA's interplanetary switchboard that enables constant communications with our robotic spacecraft. In March, one of the network's largest antennas - Deep Space Station 43 (DSS-43) in Canberra, Australia - began undergoing much-needed upgrades.

Earth from Space: Finistère, France

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Finistère - a French department in the west of Brittany.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.

Earth from Space: Toulouse, France

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Toulouse in southern France and the surrounding agricultural landscape.

Tim Peake: Weather's picking up over Europe at last...still a few weeks left for some pics! Larger image

Earth from Space: La Rochelle, France

Capital of the Charente-Maritime department in western France, La Rochelle and surroundings are featured in this Sentinel-2A image, captured on 26 December 2015.

This natural colour image from Sentinel-2A on 29 August features the area of Les Deux Alpes and surroundings, in France. A ski resort in the French Isère department, the village of Les Deux Alpes sits at 1650 m with its ski lifts running up to 3600 m.

Earth From Space: Corsica

The Mediterranean Sea's most mountainous island, Corsica, dominates this image from the Landsat-8 satellite. About 40% of the island's surface area is dedicated to nature reserves, and its mountains are a popular destination for hiking. For beachgoers, the island boasts over 1000 km of coastline.

The DSN pass last week on 18 June that went from 1:45 to 2:45 Pacific Daylight time was not a success. Here is a recap of the pass activity. The DSN pass started at 1:45 pm PDT. Here is a graphic of the pass through a very nice DSN Now web app.

We have received confirmation from NASA that we have been confirmed for time on the DSN for ranging activities with the ISEE-3 spacecraft.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of France's National Center of Space Studies or CNES, signed an agreement for cooperation on the lander for NASA's future InSight mission to Mars.

NASA's Deep Space Network, the world's largest and most powerful communications system for "talking to" spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. 24: the 50th anniversary of its official creation.

Earth from Space: Pushing Pyla in France

The Arcachon Bay in France's southwest Aquitaine region is pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS observation satellite.

After nearly 11 years of helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict weather and climate patterns and save lives in search and rescue operations, NOAA announced today it has turned off the NOAA-17 Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES).

It's a tricky balance when a country seeks to protect its own borders, but also needs to find international partners to get the job done. This is perhaps most readily demonstrated in the space arena.

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