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  1. Europe's 'space taxi' prepares for lift-off - unmanned ...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mirror.co.uk

    If all goes to plan, the car-sized Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle will be launched from a spaceport in French Guiana on 11 February. The reusable craft will be launched on top of the Vega rocket into low-Earth orbit, where it will test cutting-edge technologies that will pave the way for reusable space transport systems - or 'space taxis'.

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  2. European 'space taxi' set to test-launch in mid-FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    ... Vehicle), is re-usable, and could land on an ordinary runway someday. The launch will take place from Kourou, French Guiana, and the vehicle will be carried to the orbit by a Vega rocket. For the time being the main aim is to collect information on ...

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  3. ESA's IXV 'space taxi' to blast off for first time in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... at Torino in Italy On February 11, the Vega rocket will be launching the unmanned space plane from Kourou, French Guiana, to undertake a 100-minute test flight. The initial launch had been scheduled for November 18, but Arianespace in October ...

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  4. A different look at Sargassum seaweedRead the original story

    Yesterday | Trinadad Express

    ... Passive transport via ocean currents was tracked from the eastern Caribbean southward toward Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and northern Brazil. Massive accumulations of pelagic Sargassum even extended eastward across the Atlantic to the coastal ...

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  5. ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle Prepared For LaunchRead the original story

    Wednesday | Space Ref

    ESA's unmanned spaceplane, IXV, was lifted onto the payload adapter on 26 January 2015 at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle will be launched into a suborbital trajectory and return to Earth as though from a low-orbit mission.

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  6. Europe to resume satnav launches in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Bangkok Post

    Europe will resume launching satellites in March for its troubled Galileo navigation system, using Russia's Soyuz rocket, Arianespace said Wednesday. A handout photo taken and released on December 6, 2014 shows the Ariane 5 rocket being launched in Kourou, French Guiana "We are ready for a launch on March 26," Arianespace chairman Stephane Israel told AFP in Paris after the European Commission in Brussels gave its go-ahead.

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  7. French Guiana engages Caribbean Community on Associate MembershipRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Stabroek News

    French Guiana has started engagements with the Caricom Community on its application to become an Associate Member of the Community. Caricom Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday met a team from French Guiana led by President of the Regional Council Rodolphe Alexandre, following on the heels of a meeting on Wednesday with a team from Martinique, a statement from the Caricom Secretariat said.

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  8. French Guiana seeks associate membership of CARICOMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Caribbean News Now!

    President of the Regional Council of French Guiana, Rodolphe Alexandre, with Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Caribbean Community Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque met on Thursday with a team from French Guiana led by the president of the Regional Council Rodolphe Alexandre, as the French territories in the Caribbean begin discussions with CARICOM on their applications to become associate members of the Community. This followed a meeting on Wednesday with a team from Martinique and will be followed by similar discussions next month with representatives of Guadeloupe.

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  9. 'Gold Rush' Causes Deforestation In The South American TropicsRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | International Business Times

    ... at Puerto Rico studied the forests across South America which included Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. They found that the extensive deforestation has impacted the forest areas and in just 13 ...

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  10. SES Entrusts Arianespace With SES-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    SES has announced that the company has selected Arianespace to launch the powerful new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, during Q4 2017. This will be the 40th launch of an SES spacecraft on board an European Ariane launch vehicle.

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  11. Cantharellaceae of Guyana II: new species of Craterellus, new South...Read the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | CiteULike

    ... Caesalpinioideae) and Pakaraimaea (Dipterocarpaceae). Cantharellus guyanensis Mont., originally described from French Guiana, is redescribed from recent collections from Guyana, with additional range extensions for the species provided based on ...

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  12. SES entrusts Arianespace with SES-12 launchRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Indian Television

    MUMBAI: SES has selected Arianespace to launch the powerful new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, during Q4 2017. This will be the 40th launch of an SES spacecraft on board an European Ariane launch vehicle.

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  13. Looking AheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | World Magazine

    ... European Space Agency is set to launch its experimental spaceplane on a suborbital trajectory from a base in French Guiana where the vehicle will travel nearly across the world before parachuting into the Pacific Ocean. Scientists with the ESA hope ...

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  14. IXV Spaceplane Receives Maneuvering Propellant LoadRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Aero-News Network

    Europe's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle has been "topped off" at the Spaceport in French Guiana as preparations continue for its launch with Vega's year-opening mission on February 11. IXV was built for the European Space Agency by Thales Alenia Space, and is designed to flight test technologies and critical systems for Europe's future automated reentry systems as they return from low Earth orbit. The unmanned IXV is to be deployed into a suborbital trajectory by Vega at a 320 km .

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  15. The Rosetta Mission's winding path to success - Part 2Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Lakefield Herald

    After 20 years of preplanning, numerous budget revisions and redesigns, plus delays due to rocket failures the Rosetta Mission finally stood on its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana. The date was March 2, 2004 and atop the Ariane 5 rocket was a 1.4-billion-Euro payload of sophisticated electronic equipment - the combined work of nearly two thousand people world-wide.

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  16. SES Entrusts Arianespace with SES-12 Satellite Launch Scheduled for Q4 2017Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | PR-inside.com

    SES S.A. announced today that the company has selected Arianespace to launch the powerful new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, during Q4 2017. This will be the 40 th launch of an SES spacecraft on board an European Ariane launch vehicle.

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  17. Rdio Partners With Digicel, Adds 24 CountriesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Hypebot

    ... Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. In addition to these, Rdio's exclusive partnership with Digicel is effective in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Martinique, Bonaire, El Salvador and Panama. In the coming weeks, Digicel will offer all prepaid data ...

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  18. Africa: Dream of Remote Internet Connections Still Up in the AirRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | AllAfrica.com

    ... the investors in O3b Networks, which launched four new satellites in July and a further four in December from French Guiana's space centre. These satellites have a medium-Earth orbit closer that is to the ground than traditional geostationary ...

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  19. European spaceplane is "powered up" for its Feb 11 launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    Next month's flight of the light-lift Vega vehicle in Arianespace's launcher family will involve a highly unusual mission profile: a suborbital trajectory with an unmanned European spaceplane that begins in French Guiana and ends with the payload's Pacific Ocean splashdown. Scheduled for liftoff on February 11, Vega will loft the European Space Agency's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle , which was developed to test reentry technologies in developing systems and advanced technologies for future transportation systems.

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  20. Gold Rush Leaves Tropical Forests Poorer Than EverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Truthdig

    ... according to its predominant vegetation - below 1,000 metres in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The results showed that, over the 13-year study period, 89% of forest loss occurred in just four ...

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