Attend a launch
If you are lucky enough to be in French Guiana at the time of a launch, and would like to watch an Ariane-5 liftoff from within the Spaceport, then contact the space centre to see if there are places available at one of the viewing sites.
These are free but the number of places is limited so try and book well in advance. To attend a launch within the Spaceport there is a minumum age of 16 years for sites within 5 to 6 km of the launch pad and 8 years for sites within a 12 km distance.
Even if there is no room left within the spaceport there are still plenty of places where you can see the launch. One of the most popular is the beach at Kourou or at Carapa, a site 15 km away from the launch pad which is open to the public and has no age restrictions.
For queries and reservations please contact:
Centre Spatial Guyanais
Service Relations Publiques
BP 726, 97387 Kourou Cedex
fax: +594 594333122
Last update: 20 May 2004