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Kourou

(ˈkuːruː)
n
(Placename) a town in N central French Guiana; site of the European Space Agency's launch and research base. Pop: 19 107 (1999)
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SES has announced that its four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites were successfully launched into space by Arianespace onboard a Soyuz rocket, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the company said.
Orbital ATK announced the Al Yah 3 commercial communications satellite, built by the company for Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC, is in good health after a launch deviation occurred shortly after liftoff on January 25 from Kourou, French Guiana. The launch is a key milestone in Yahsat's strategy to expand its Ka-band coverage across Africa and to establish a presence in Latin America.
Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the UAE, and Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies based in the US, today announced that the Al Yah 3 satellite has successfully arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite, the third in Yahsat's fleet, is scheduled to be launched on an Arianespace rocket on 25 January 2018.
Abu-Dhabi-based global satellite operator Yahsat and American aerospace manufacturer and defence industry company Orbital ATK announced that the Al Yah 3 satellite has arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): India's communication satellite GSAT-17 was launched by French rocket Ariane-5 in the wee hours of Thursday from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-238.
SmallGEO's first flight carried the Hispasat 36W-1 satellite, and it was launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
While the EAN satellite was scheduled for a 2017 launch (it will be launched from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, in mid-2017, on an Ariane 5 heavy lift launch vehicle), Inmarsat had been looking for companies other than SpaceX for the launch, following the flight delays after a (http://www.ibtimes.com/spacex-falcon-9-explosion-video-pictures-cape-canaveral-florida-2410294) Sept.
A trailblazing mission took to the skies on December 3rd as a Vega rocket carrying the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft lit up the night over Kourou, French Guiana.
Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I), a provider of satellite services, announced on Friday the arrival of the first of the Intelsat EpicNG series of High Throughput Satellites, Intelsat 29e, at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will undergo final preparations before its scheduled launch on an Ariane 5 rocket on the 27 January, 2016.
1988: An Ariane-4 rocket, carrying the Astra 1A satellite to bring 16 television channels to Britain, was launched from Kourou, French Guiana. ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Water - but not as we know it - was been found around the comet that the Rosetta probe landed on.
Bengaluru: After being deferred twice, India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched on Sunday from the space port of Kourou, French Guiana, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said.