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News: French Guiana

We have started to collect the most important news related to French Guiana in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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French Guiana: news

A rocket abroad - Soyuz in French Guiana

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:45
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: Soyuz

Russian rocket gets new lease of life in South America
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Tullow makes 'important' oil find

Friday, September 9th 2011, 9:17
related countries: France France

Exploration firm Tullow makes an "important oil discovery" off the coast of French Guiana, potentially opening a major new offshore crude region.
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Lift-off for 'Kepler' space truck

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 0:23
related countries: France France

Europe's unmanned space freighter launches from French Guiana on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.
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2011 'year of rockets' for Europe

Friday, January 14th 2011, 19:00
related countries: France France

Twenty-eleven will be the "year of launchers", says the European Space Agency's director-general, as three different rockets start operating out of Europe's French Guiana spaceport.
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Net-dedicated satellite launches

Friday, November 26th 2010, 20:29
related countries: France France
related places: Kourou

The first satellite dedicated to delivering broadband services to Europe launches on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
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Europe's booming Amazon spaceport

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 16:20
related countries: France France

French Guiana is home to the Europe Space Agency's highly successful rocket launch site but Sue Nelson finds that its boom is alienating the locals of this little corner of France in South America.
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Overseas French reject autonomy

Monday, January 11th 2010, 3:48
related countries: France France

Referendums in French Guiana and Martinique reject increased autonomy for the French overseas departments.
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Lift-off for European telescopes

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 13:12
related countries: France France
related places: Kourou

An Ariane 5 rocket carrying Europe's Herschel and Planck space telescopes launches from Kourou in French Guiana.
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Telescopes ready for rocket ride

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 11:23
related countries: France France
related places: Kourou

Europe prepares to launch the 1.9bn-euro Herschel and Planck observatories from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
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Japanese satellite rides skyward

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 22:18
related countries: France France, Japan Japan

The first home-designed and built telecoms satellite for Japan goes safely into orbit from a launch pad in French Guiana.
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