The CNES Board of Directors meeting on 15 June 2006, confirmed that France will be participating in the Swedish PRIMA mission. PRISMA wa undertaken by the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) to validate different technologies to enable orbiting satellites to rendezvous and fly in formation. The mastery of formation flying, which is not yet possible, is one of CNES's strategic objectives since this major innovation will revolutionize the way space can be used for scientific research and applications for general public.
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