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  • S. Korea's 1st geostationary ocean-weather satellite placed into orbit

    06/26/2010 6:51:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    Joongang Daily ^ | 6/27/2010 | Joongang Daily
    South Korea's first geostationary ocean-weather satellite has successfully reached Earth's orbit after being launched from Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the government said Sunday. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said the Chollian communication, ocean and meteorological satellite (COMS) blasted off from French Guiana on an Ariane 5-ECA rocket at 6:41 a.m. (Korea Time) after encountering minor technical problems on Thursday and Friday that delayed the launch. The Chollian successfully reached "geostationary transfer orbit" and separated from the second stage rocket roughly 32 minutes after takeoff, the ministry in charge of the country's space program said. It...
  • Intelligence Report: Iran Will Use Latin America to Attack US, Israel

    04/20/2009 3:28:31 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 22 replies · 1,906+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Published: 04/20/09, 2:06 PM | by Malkah Fleisher
    Just two days after US President Barack Hussein Obama shared a controversial and landmark handshake with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has released a study analyzing the flowering alliance between the increasingly anti-Western Latin America and the virulently anti-Israel Iran. The study was conducted at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC), a non-governmental organization dedicated to Israeli intelligence and terrorism issues. According to the study, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using anti-Western Hugo Chavez as a springboard into several Latin American countries, such as Bolivia, Nicaragua, and...
  • French Guiana Becomes Satellite Site

    08/28/2002 5:40:56 AM PDT · by Tancred · 1 replies · 96+ views
    AP ^ | August 27, 2002 | Ian James
    French Guiana Turns Satellite Site Tue Aug 27, 8:30 PM ET By IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer KOUROU, French Guiana (AP) - The thunderous roar of a rocket often rattles windows in this corner of South America that is the world's busiest launch site for commercial satellites. It has changed the face of Kourou which, before the inaugural launch in 1968, resembled other poor villages in the forested and sparsely populated region. Today, the town is filled with condominiums, convenience stores and night clubs. New Renaults and Peugeots line the streets. And poor immigrants from Brazil, Suriname and Haiti come...