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Yesterday | San Diego Zoo Weblogs

Study Indicates Hunting Restrictions for Tapirs May Not Be Enough

A published study indicates that lowland tapir populations may continue to drop in French Guiana, despite recent restrictions on hunting. Researchers from the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage in French Guiana and San Diego Zoo Global reviewed data retrieved from camera traps in the Nouragues National Reserve over the last four years and compared this data to current harvest rates in the region.

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Monday | ITV

After a ten-year journey, time for Rosetta to land on a comet

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission was launched from Kourou in French Guiana in March 2004 and has spent the past decade hurtling towards the outer solar system. Its mission is to find and study a comet in order to give scientists insights into the early years of our Solar System.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

International Business Times

Optus Successfully Launches Optus 10 Satellite That Will Improve TV,...

The Ariane 5 rocket launched the satellite from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana. The logo of Germany's biggest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on a satellite dish at the headquarters in Unterfoehring, near Munich in this February 26, 2014 file photo.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Space.com

Ariane 5 Rocket Launches Measat 3b and Optus 10 Satellites Into Orbit

Stacked inside the shroud of an Ariane 5 rocket, two commercial television broadcasting satellites for Malaysian and Australian telecommunications companies blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday. The Measat 3b and Optus 10 spacecraft rocketed away from a launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, at 2205 GMT , riding on top of an 18-story Ariane 5 booster to begin 15-year missions to broadcast television programming to millions of customers in the Asia-Pacific.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Gleaner

Strong support for Jah Vinci in French Guiana

Billed as headliner for the Le Mega Mouv at the Blue Rock in Saint Laurent, French Guiana, the Watch Yuh Friends singer delivered one of his most memorable performances, thrilling hundreds in attendance with an arsenal of songs from his growing catalogue. Backed by the very experienced Live Wyah Band out of Jamaica, Jah Vinci showed growth and maturity during his set, occasionally taking time out to interact with patrons as he took them on a musical journey.

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Freshnews

SSL-built satellite for Optus begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan

Space Systems/Loral , a leading provider of commercial satellites , today announced that the Optus 10 satellite, designed and built for Optus , was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Seeking Alpha

Columbus Gold Releases Excellent Drill Results In French Guiana

The grade is a bit better than I expected which bodes well to increase the average grade of the project. The investment thesis remains standing and I will probably have to increase my target price once the new resource estimate will confirm my expectations.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

New satellite promises better coverage for regional and remote phone users

Optus say regional Australia will benefit from the launch of their latest satellite which was sent into orbit from French Guiana on Friday. Optus say regional Australia will benefit from the launch of their latest satellite which was sent into orbit from French Guiana on Friday.

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Malaysian National News Agency

French Ambasaddor Lauds Malaysia For Success Of Measat-3b Launch

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 -- French ambassador to Malaysia Martine Dorance lauded Malaysia and satellite operator Measat Global Berhad for the success of launching the most advanced satellite to date - Measat-3b, Friday. She said the launch of Measat-3b from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, was a milestone for Malaysia to be recognised in the satellite industry.

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PR-inside.com

Just Published: "Meat Market in French Guiana: Databook to 2017"

The report presents detailed historic and forecast data on the Meat consumption trends in French Guiana, offering consumption volume and value at market and category level. Bringing together Canadean's research, modeling, and analysis expertise to develop uniquely detailed market data, it allows both foreign and domestic companies to identify the market dynamics of overall Meat sales, and remain sensitive to those categories that will be in the ascendency in the coming years.

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Space.com

Ariane 5 Rocket Set to Launch Two Satellites Today

Two communications satellites for operators in Malaysia and Australia are awaiting liftoff Thursday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, going for its 75th flight from a tropical launch pad on the shores of South America. Ground crews transferred the rocket -- resting on a mobile launch platform -- along 1.7 miles of rail tracks Wednesday between the Ariane 5's final assembly building and its launch pad at the Guiana Space Center, a European-run spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Advanced-television.com

MEASAT-3b launch timings confirmed

Satellite operator MEASAT has confirmed that the MEASAT-3b craft will launch at 5:21am 12 September MYT from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. "MEASAT-3b was initiated in June 2011.

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The Daily Herald

St. Martin's GDP per inhabitant lowest of all French territories

Estimated Gross Domestic Product per inhabitant in French St. Martin is 14,700 euros, the lowest of all French territories with the exception of Mayotte , and less than Dutch St. Maarten where the equivalent GDP is estimated at 16,018 euros per inhabitant. The above was just one of the findings in the 98-page 2013 report on the French-side economy presented Monday by officials from Institut d'A IEDOM publishes each year a report for each territory based on information collected from legitimate sources to provide a snapshot of local economies.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Hispanic Business

Mission update: ARSAT-1 touches down in French Guiana for its...

The satellite was then unloaded for transfer by road to the Spaceport's clean room facilities, where it is to undergo pre-launch processing.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Space Ref

Video: Preparing ATV-5 Georges Lemaitre

This time-lapse video shows the ATV-5 Georges Lemaitre loading process and its integration on the Ariane 5 launcher before its transfer and launch to the International Space Station from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on 29 July 2014.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

TV Technology

ESA's Galileo Navigation System Satellite Fails to Reach Planned Orbit

The European Space Agency's plans to construct Europe's own global satellite navigation system hit a minor snag when the two satellites, launched on August 22, failed to make it to their intended orbit.

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Independent.ie

EU satellites fired into wrong orbit by 'software bug'

European Space Agency photograph of the medium-lift VS07 Soyuz rocket lifting off from its launching pad in Kourou, French Guiana, last week.

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M2.com

Mission update: A confirmed "fit:" Optus 10 is readied for launch on...

Mission update: A confirmed "fit:" Optus 10 is readied for launch on Arianespace's next heavy-lift mission - Ariane Flight VA218 Preparations continue to move ahead for Arianespace's Ariane 5 Flight VA218, as the Optus 10 spacecraft has undergone its fit-check and fueling for a dual-passenger mission targeted for September 11 from French Guiana.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Watching Satellite Launch from Kourou

Have you watched a space launch from Kourou in French Guiana? Do you have any tips for someone considering a visit? For this question, let's assume I'm a member of the general public who's in the general area and might enjoy seeing a liftoff.

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Seeking Alpha

Columbus Gold Mobilizes A Third Drill Rig

This wasn't expected at the start of the drill program, and I'm happy this will speed up the drill program.

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