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Arianespace Resumes Business ... Month Long Strike Over ... Launch Date for SGDC and Koreasat-7 
The roadblocks installed on the ultramarine territory were lifted, and Arianespace made no mention referring to the month long delay that prevented the launch of SGDC and Koreasat-7.
 
Launch Date for ViaSat-2 Announced
The ViaSat-2 satellite will launch aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center...
 
Globalsat Group and Iridium Receive a Warm Welcome in Chile
... particular interest in countries like Chile, where emergencies caused by natural disasters often take telecommunications services to their limits.
 
 
SpaceX First Ever Re-Used First Stage Falcon 9 Lifts SES10 To Orbit
This multi-mission spacecraft is the first SES satellite that is wholly dedicated to providing service to Latin America
 
Bleak Future... Another Day in Arianespace's Strike and Now Indefinite Delay of Launch
strikers set up roadblocks made out of tires near the center...Some of the employees for the space center had to be flown in ...just to get to work.
 
Cloud Constellation's SpaceBelt™ Receives US Patent... Security Has Never Been So Secure
... able to transport and/or store large blocks of data quickly and securely without exposure to any terrestrial communications infrastructure.
 
Arianespace Strike Grows Uglier ... Indefinite Launch Delay
“Guiana has become the most crime-ridden area in France, public services are overwhelmed and people are shut out of medical services.”
 
Ongoing Launch Blockage — The Strike (A "Social Movement") Continues the Delay of an Arianespace Mission
The strike continues to hold up SGDC and KORESAT-7 departure...
 
SSL's EchoStar XXIII Punches Perfectly Through Post-Launch Maneuvers 
satellite will be deployed at the 45 degrees West orbital location, providing high-power Direct-to Home services into Brazil
 
Arianespace Doubles Up For Brazil and South Korea's Heavy-Lift Launch  
The go-ahead was delivered at the completion of today’s Launch Readiness Review
 
Airbus' EUTELSAT 272B Ready for Travel to Kourou
All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station maneuvers inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission.
 
SES' First Hybrid Boeing-Built Satellite Migration to Korou Completed for an Arianespace Launch
SES-15 was delivered by a cargo jetliner that landed at Félix Eboué Airport near Cayenne.
 
Arianespace Flight VA236 Payload Integration Underway for Ariane 5—SGDC and KORESAT-7 Settling In...
Both satellites for Flight VA236 were built by Thales Alenia Space, with the mission’s total payload lift performance set at 10,289 kg. to geostationary transfer orbit.
 
SES' NSS-806 to bring SPI Int'l and FILMBOX channels to LATAM
SPI will extend its reach in Latin America thanks to the C-band capacity of NSS-806...
 
The eyes have it... Copernicus gets its 'second eye' as Airbus' Sentinel-2B produces color images of Earth
The Sentinel-2 mission contributes to the management of food security by providing information for the agricultural sector. 
 
 
Another in a line of Arianespace's successes ... sends Sentinel-2B on mission for better life on Earth
The satellite’s mission is primarily focused on monitoring land masses and coastal zones around the world.
 
Arianespace' Vega empowered to maneuver Sentinel-2B to designed slot
The review was conducted at the Spaceport in French Guiana and confirmed the “go” status of the four-stage Vega...
 
ACR's distress beacon, capsize survivor and USCG offer advice
Nethersole related his harrowing story from the recent incident when the 2008 Atlantic 57 catamaran was suddenly lifted and flipped over by a likely tornadic waterspout...
 
Number nine for Vega has Arianespace now engaging in launch readiness review...
Sentinel-2B is the fourth satellite in the Copernicus program to be orbited by Arianespace...
 
Sentinel-2B lofting prep in French Guiana
Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring program to be launched.