Citizens of Guyana have raised concerns with the national government about the possible imminent signing with US-based Beal Aerospace Technologies allowing it to establish a 10,530Ha (26,000acre), $50 million, Spaceport Guyana launch site to operate the Beal BA-2 satellite launch vehicle. The site will be located in swamp land near Waini in the Essequibo region of the Caribbean state on the mainland of South America. French Guiana, to the east, is home to the Ariane launch site at Kourou.

Source: Flight International