Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais), Kourou

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See where satellites launch into outer space with a tour of Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais). In 1964, the French government chose this uninhabited territory--close to the equator and protected from tropical storms and earthquakes--as a base from which to send its satellites into the cosmos. Take the highly informative three-hour bus tour of the launch pads and control room where the launching is programmed. Note the tour is usually in French, but the guides will answer all your questions in English. Amenities include a gift shop. Check the website for the launch schedule and reserve a place at one of the center's observation points (or watch with the locals from one of Kourou's beaches). Add Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais) to your Kourou travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kourou holiday planner.
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  • If you have come to F.G. as a tourist then no doubt you will likely be visiting this place. What a unique experience. Even the most well travelled people will be impressed as you cannot tour places li...  more »
  • The tour is interesting for a person wanting to discover the facilities of the CSG. For a person working on a daily basis, the interest is very limited. The tour takes a small half-day, a good time. The staff surrounding the visit is competent and very pedagogue. One can regret the fact to see no launch vehicle or satellite. However, this is understandable, for security reasons. This is a must for tourists in Guyana :)
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  • I really like to meet and see the launch of the Ariane, has a rare collection of Lego for collection on display and more cool things, it was a great privilege for me to meet the Space Center.
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  • Alhamdulillah, Thanks God Indonesia can launch satellite Telkom 3s here.
  • Incredible place to visit, and hopefully witness a launch!
  • Great
  • Very nice & knowledgeable
  • Mass at seven the night; is good.