French Guiana

  • India launches weather satellite INSAT3D July 26, 2013

    Bangalore: India on Friday successfully launched its advanced meteorological spacecraft INSAT3D by a European rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, enhancing the country's capability in weather forecasting and disaster warning fields. After a smooth countdown lasting 11 hours and 30 minutes, the Ariane5 launch vehicle of the French...
  • GSAT10 is in good health, says ISRO September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The health checks on various subsystems of the GSAT10, which was launched early on Saturday onboard Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana, has found all parameters satisfactory and the satellite is in good health. Bangaloreheadquartered ISRO said its Master Control Facility (MCF) in Hassan in Karnataka took over...
  • GSAT8 launched, to boost DTH services May 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organistaion (ISRO) successfully launched it's threeton satellite GSAT8 from French Guyana as India slept in the early hours of Saturday. Incidentally, this is one of the largest satellites that India has developed. The satellite boasts of 24 transponders, meant to boost television broadcasting, especially Direct...
  • Largest ever telescope launched from French Guiana May 15, 2009

    Paris: Riding an Ariane 5 rocket, the world's largest telescope was launched on Thursday from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on a mission to investigate the origins of the universe. The main objective of the Herschel telescope, which was developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) at a cost of...