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ESA Sentinel-1A Satellite Performs Critical Dance Routine After Launch
2014-04-04 06:22:46

[ Watch the Video: Why We Need Radar Satellites ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ESA has maintained that its Sentinal-1A satellite, which had a successful launch on Thursday, will help European citizens, policymakers and service providers get unprecedented access to key environmental data on a regular basis. The 2.5-ton satellite launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 21:02 GMT on April 3 aboard a Soyuz rocket. After a series of stage...

2014-01-23 12:22:26

Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana Offer Enterprise Brand to Customers ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings today announced that it is franchising the use of its Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand to several Caribbean operators. These franchisees include Guyane Car in French Guiana, L.A.M. in Martinique and S.G.L.V. in Guadeloupe. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/MM55552LOGO-d) These new operations further expand the international footprint...

ESA Gaia Mission Lifts Off For Five-Year Galaxy Mapping Mission
2013-12-19 07:28:32

[ Watch the Video: Gaia Milky Way Mission Lifts Off ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The long-anticipated mission of ESA’s Milky Way mapper has finally launched. Set to image the galaxy with its billion-pixel camera, Gaia lifted off on Dec 19 at 09:12 GMT (4:12am EST) from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, carried into space on a Russian Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace. Gaia was developed with the goal of creating the most accurate map of...

2013-11-20 12:25:12

First operator in the French West Indies and French Guiana to offer satellite broadband. CaribSat signs agreements with local communities to bridge the digital divide PARIS, November 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and CaribSat, an Internet Service Provider, today announced the signature of a distribution agreement for the IP Easy satellite broadband service provided through the Caribbean footprint of the EUTELSAT 8 West A satellite....

Gaia Arrived In French Guiana Today
2013-08-23 07:44:51

ESA ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, departed yesterday evening from Toulouse and arrived early this morning in French Guiana. Gaia will be launched later this year from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou on a five-year mission to map the stars of the Milky Way with unprecedented precision. Built by Astrium in Toulouse, the Gaia spacecraft took off on board an Antonov 124 heavy-lift aircraft at 20.00 yesterday from Toulouse airport with the destination of Cayenne, the capital of French...

ESA Postpones Vega Rocket Launch Because Of Strong Winds
2013-05-06 10:15:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update (May 6 at 10:15 a.m.) ESA´s second Vega flight, VV02, due for a launch this past weekend, was canceled at last minute due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Vega rocket was scheduled to lift off on May 4 from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying Proba-V as the prime payload. Proba-V is the first of four ESA missions in the Vega Research and Technology Accompaniment (VERTA) program, which will...

ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
2012-08-08 07:56:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After traveling nearly 5,000 miles from Thales Alenia Space in Rome, Italy, the next Galileo navigation satellite arrived at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana August 7 to begin preparations for an October launch into orbit. The satellite, enclosed in a protective, air-conditioned container, was accompanied by a four-person team from Thales, plus two representatives, one each from Astrium and the European Space Agency (ESA)....

2012-07-06 02:24:43

Xplornet Vastly Expands Canadian Rural Broadband! WOODSTOCK, NB, July 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the successful launch of EchoStar XVII, a Hughes 4G broadband satellite that will greatly expand Xplornet's 4G footprint across rural Canada.  The satellite was launched from French Guiana at 5:36 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday July 5th, 2012 into a geosynchronous orbit 35,888 kilometers above sea-level; high enough to get a clear view of the...

2012-07-05 10:21:54

VANCOUVER, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Guyana Frontier Mining Corp. ("Guyana Frontier" or the "Company") announced today the following administrative and corporate changes. Mr. Khalid Amlani has resigned as Chief Financial officer to pursue other business interests. Mr. Amlani will continue to consult to the Company on a time-to-time basis. Mr. Evangelos (Gelly) Gnissios, Corporate Secretary for the Company, will assume the role as acting Chief Financial Officer until a successor is...

2012-06-05 06:22:46

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Guyana Frontier Mining Corp. ("Guyana Frontier", or the "Company") reports that Mr. Stephen Wallace, P. Geo. has been appointed Vice-President, Exploration for the Company, effective June 1, 2012. Mr. Wallace brings over 25 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry to Guyana Frontier. He has managed exploration programs in many geological environments, and has supervised the delineation and advancement of gold deposits....


Latest French Guiana Reference Libraries

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Ash-throated Crake, Porzana albicollis
2012-04-02 15:22:04

The Ash-throated Crake, (Porzana albicollis), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. The Ash-throated Crake is a small bird with a short bill. It has black and olive brown streaks on the back. The tail is black and the underparts are slate gray. The...

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2008-04-29 00:17:00

The Ashy-headed Greenlet (Hylophilus pectoralis), is a species of bird in the Vireonidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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2006-12-28 13:58:47

The Venezuelan Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus) is a South American species of howler monkey. It is a type of New World monkey. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. It lives in groups of 3 to 9 individuals (usually 5 to 7).

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2006-12-28 13:42:35

The white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan Saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey. It is a type of New World monkey. It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. This monkey mostly feed on fruits, but also nuts, seeds, and insects.

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