It is most well-known for designing the Ariane 5 heavy-lift launch vehicle, as well as the SPOT family of Earth Observation satellites. CNES is currently working on a new generation of satellites, such as Taranis, the first satellite designed to observe luminous, radiative and electromagnetic phenomena occurring above thunderstorms, and SWOT, jointly developed with NASA which will be used to monitor the Earth’s lakes and rivers.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to undergo a 6-month internship at CNES in Toulouse, France. The aim of the project involves the use of machine learning and AI techniques to process data from Sentinel-2 satellites, which provide optical imagery at 10 metre resolution, for crop and vegetation classification (agricultural land cover mapping). The Sentinel satellites form part of the Copernicus programme, which is coordinated by the European Union and the European Space Agency.