Spaceports

European Spaceports


2017 – European Spaceports

The European Space Agency (ESA) uses a single spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana. Orbital launch provider Arianespace carried out all... The European Space Agency (ESA)…

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2016 – European Spaceports

One spaceport launched all of the European Space Agency’s space launch vehicles (SLVs) in 2016: Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The spaceport alternated launches among Ariane 5, Soyuz...…

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2015 – European Spaceports

ESA conducts orbital space launches from its only spaceport: Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Guiana Space Center launches the Soyuz, Ariane 5, and Vega space launch vehicles. The…

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2008 – European Spaceports

The Guiana Space Centre, funded primarily by ESA, is located in Kourou, on the coast of French Guiana, a French Overseas Department on the northeast coast of South America. The…

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2009 – European Spaceports

Launches of the Russian Soyuz 2 will begin in 2010 from ESA’s Kourou launch site, a new alternative to the venerable Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in…

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2010 – European Spaceports

Europe is completing work on facilities to host two new launch vehicles at the Guiana Space Centre, the primary European spaceport, located near Kourou, French Guiana. One facility, located 12…

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2011 – European Spaceports

Two major developments were underway in 2011 at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in addition to the usual launches of Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket. Efforts to enable the…

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