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Reaching for the Stars From Kourou – Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

October 9, 2018 The James Webb Space Telescope will launch from Europe’s spaceport near the Equator in French Guiana. In early October 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, where it is scheduled to launch from Europe’s Spaceport in mid-December. Once deployed, Webb—a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)—will be the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope.…
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The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope in French Guiana

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Kourou, French Guiana, where the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in mid-December from the Guiana Space Centre. French Guiana was chosen as the site of Europe’s Spaceport for its low risk of cyclones and earthquakes.  According to NASA, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will be the culmination of more than two decades of work…
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French Guiana records 5 confirmed measles cases in 2021 – Outbreak News Today

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  For the first ten months of 2021, French Guiana, on the northeast coast of South America, have reported five confirmed measles cases. French Guiana/CIA Of the 5 confirmed cases reported between January 1 and the end of October 2021, 4 are female, ages range from 1 to 47 years (median 14 years), none had a history of complete vaccination, one was an imported case from Brazil, one…
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Live coverage: Ariane 5 launches from French Guiana

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the SES 17 and Syracuse 4A communications satellites. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter. [embedded content] Arianespace’s live video webcast will begin approximately 15 minutes before launch and will be available on this page.…
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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Arrives in French Guiana After Sea Voyage – NASA

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Arrives in French Guiana After Sea Voyage  NASA NASA Advisor Quits Over Space Telescope Named for Homophobic Administrator  Gizmodo NASA James Webb Space Telescope stirs controversy over name, LGBTQ discrimination  The Washington Post $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Europe’s Spaceport  SciTechDaily James Webb Space Telescope will look back to the cosmic Dark Ages  Astronomy Magazine View Full Coverage on Google News…
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Ballard Power Systems Up After French Guiana Project

By Michael Dabaie Ballard Power Systems shares rose Thursday after the company said it and partner Hydrogene de France began construction of the CEOG Renewstable Power Plant in French Guiana. U.S. listed shares of the fuel cell company were up about 5% to $13.71, with shares in Toronto up 4% to C$17.13. The companies said CEOG is the world’s first multi-megawatt, baseload hydrogen power plant, and the largest green hydrogen…
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Digicel Builds Deep Blue One Subsea Cable Connecting French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

Providing Best in Class Connectivity to the Southern Caribbean and the Oil and Gas Industry KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Digicel is making a significant investment in international submarine capacity with the build of its Deep Blue One subsea cable and has signed a partnership agreement with Orange to extend the system from Trinidad to French Guiana. Digicel Logo Recognising the opportunity to supercharge connectivity in this area…
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NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French Guiana – NASA

NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French Guiana  NASA The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Is About to Begin  Scientific American Webb telescope to explore forming planetary systems  Phys.org NASA’s Webb to Explore Forming Planetary Systems  NASA View Full Coverage on Google News…
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Intelsat and Orange collaborate to cover French Guiana

09 August 2021 | Melanie Mingas Intelsat is providing cellular backhaul services in French Guiana for Orange, via the Intelsat 10-02 satellite. Known as IS-10-02 for short, Orange will use the satellite to upgrade and expand its existing 2G network and provide reliable 3G/4G services in French Guiana, including to some of the most remote and rural areas of the territory. Mobile broadband coverage will be provided in Kaw, Camopi,…
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World’s first reprogrammable satellite launched into space from French Guiana

Issued on: 31/07/2021 – 16:58 The world’s first commercial fully re-programmable satellite lifted off from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana on Friday on board an Ariane 5 rocket, ushering in a new era of more flexible communications.  Advertising Read more According to the Eutelsat company, the separation between the satellite and the rocket occurred after a 37-minute flight and the spacecraft systems checkout was then successfully completed over…
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